Northern Districts all-rounder Brooke Halliday has replaced Lea Tahuhu in the WHITE FERNS squad for the upcoming G.J. Gardner Homes T20 Series against England.
Meanwhile, Canterbury’s Gabby Sullivan remains with the squad as injury cover for seamer Hannah Rowe.
Rowe tweaked her quad in yesterday’s third ODI in Dunedin and will be monitored over the next 24 hours.
All-rounder Halliday, who scored back-to-back half centuries in the opening two ODI’s against England, gets her opportunity on the back of an impressive start to her international career.
“Everyone saw how well Brooke went in the recent ODI series,” said WHITE FERNS Captain Sophie Devine.
“She stepped up with the bat and ball offering some handy overs. Although she’s not a like-for-like replacement for Lea Tahuhu, it’s good to see her getting a chance in the T20 format.”
The WHITE FERNS assembled in Wellington today ahead of the T20 series to be played alongside the BLACKCAPS v Australia KFC T20 Series as double-header fixtures at Sky Stadium in Wellington on March 3, 5 and 7.
WHITE FERNS T20 squad
Sophie Devine (c) (Wellington)
Kate Ebrahim (Canterbury)
Maddy Green (Wellington)
Brooke Halliday (Northern Districts)
Hayley Jensen (Otago)
Leigh Kasperek (Wellington)
Amelia Kerr (Wellington)
Jess Kerr (Wellington)
Rosemary Mair (Central Districts)
Katey Martin (wk) (Otago)
Thamsyn Newton (Wellington)
Hannah Rowe (Central Districts)
Amy Satterthwaite (vc) (Canterbury)
Gabby Sullivan* (Canterbury)