New Zealand Cricket Board has revealed women’s squad for the upcoming 2018 twenty20 world cup scheduled to play in West Indies. Amy Satterthwaite to lead 15-member White Ferns squad for Australia T20s in September-October and World T20 in November.
White Ferns head coach Haidee Tiffen said that spinners would play a crucial role in Caribbean conditions. West Indies pitches nature would help spin bowlers to get more help from the surface.
The 15 women New Zealand squad consists of 6 spinners. Suzie Bates left captaincy few days back which enforced Tiffen to appoint new skipper Amy.
“Amy is a highly experienced player and she has taken the captaincy. We are blessed with a group of versatile cricketers and know that spin should play a large part in the Caribbean, especially with the slower nature of the pitches over there,” coach Haidee Tiffen said.
White Ferns WT20 Squad 2018
Amy Satterthwaite (Captain), Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Maddy Green, Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Leigh Kasperek, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Watkin.
New Zealand to play the opening match of tournament against India on 9th November at Guyana National Stadium in Providence. Team also face Australia, Pakistan and Ireland in the group stage of wwt20 2018.