The hard-hitting all-rounder Sophie Devine has been appointed captain for both ODI and T20 series against South Africa. Devine has taken the charge as Amy Satterthwaite is on a break to give birth to her first child.
” I’m really proud and excited to lead the White Ferns. This is a team I’m deeply passionate about and to have the opportunity to help drive its future is a privilege … We’ve got a good mix of talent and experience in the group and I’m looking forward to leaning on my fellow senior players to try and build on the good work done by Amy and Suzie Bates” Said, Sophie Devine
The ODI squad announced has a potential debutant Jess Kerr who will play alongside her sister Amelia Kerr. Lea Tahuhu, the pace bowler, is missing from the squad who welcomed her child with Satterthwaite on 13 January
Coach Bob Carter is looking forward to work with the new captain.
“Sophie’s been an outstanding performer for the White Ferns for more than a decade now and we feel she’s ready to step up and lead this team, She has a sound understanding of the game and, most importantly, holds the respect of her fellow players. We believe the leadership can take her game to an even higher level. ” said, Coach Bob.
WHITE FERNS ODI squad:
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr (potential debut), Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest
Jan 25, Sat
Jan 27, Mon
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Jan 30, Thu
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton
Feb 02, Sun
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 1st T20I Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Feb 06, Thu
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd T20I Seddon Park, Hamilton
Feb 09, Sun
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd T20I Basin Reserve, Wellington
Feb 10, Mon
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 4th T20I Basin Reserve, Wellington
Feb 13, Thu
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 5th T20I University Oval, Dunedin