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WHITE FERNS turn to spin in big summer ahead

A plethora of spin bowling options will be on hand for captain Amy Satterthwaite as the WHITE FERNS embark on a tour to Australia next week before the ICC Women’s World T20 in November.

Satterthwaite will have five spin options, including herself, in Australia before adding a sixth in Anna Peterson for the ICC Women’s World T20 in November in the West Indies.

“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,” said head coach Haidee Tiffen.

A 13-strong squad will head to Australia next week for three T20 International matches in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra before Peterson and Hannah Rowe join them for the ICC Women’s World T20.

Tiffen said both squads had a strong mix of youth and experience which should serve them well over the coming months.

“We had an excellent four days at Lincoln last week where we combined skill work with three highly competitive practice matches,” said Tiffen.

“We learnt more about our players at camp, and with two of the practice matches going down to the final ball we were able to see how players reacted in different pressure situations.”

The three-match T20I series against Australia also doubles as captain Amy Satterthwaite’s first assignment in charge of the WHITE FERNS.

“Amy is a highly experienced cricketer with over 200 international matches under her belt. She has taken the captaincy in her stride and as a team we are looking forward to getting stuck into some competitive cricket against the old foe Australia,” said Tiffen.

The WHITE FERNS depart for their three-match T20I series against Australia on Tuesday 25 September, before the ICC Women’s World T20 in the Caribbean starting November 9.

 

WHITE FERNS squad for T20I series in Australia

Suzie Bates

Bernadine Bezuidenhout

Sophie Devine

Kate Ebrahim

Maddy Green

Holly Huddleston

Hayley Jensen

Leigh Kasperek

Amelia Kerr

Katey Martin

Amy Satterthwaite (c)

Lea Tahuhu

Jess Watkin

 

WHITE FERNS squad for ICC Women’s World T20

Suzie Bates

Bernadine Bezuidenhout

Sophie Devine

Kate Ebrahim

Maddy Green

Holly Huddleston

Hayley Jensen

Leigh Kasperek

Amelia Kerr

Katey Martin

Anna Peterson

Hannah Rowe

Amy Satterthwaite (c)

Lea Tahuhu

Jess Watkin

 

WHITE FERNS tour of Australia 

Australia Women v WHITE FERNS - First Twenty20 International

North Sydney Oval, Sydney - 29 Sep 2018, 7:20pm (9:20pm NZ Time)

 

Australia Women v WHITE FERNS – Second Twenty20 International

Allan Border Field, Brisbane - 1 Oct 2018, 2:10pm (5:10pm NZ Time)

 

Australia Women v WHITE FERNS – Third Twenty20 International

Manuka Oval, Canberra - 5 Oct 2018, 7:20pm (9:20pm NZ Time)

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