Sophie Devine in motion for the White Ferns. Picture / Photosport
Stay updates of the opening ODI between the White Ferns and England at Halgey Oval.
Auckland teenager Fran Jonas and Northern Districts’ Brooke Halliday are poised to make their worldwide debuts after being named in a 13-strong squad.
Halliday is the second-highest run scorer within the one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Defend whereas Jonas is the fourth-highest wicket taker within the competitors.
White Ferns Head Coach Bob Carter mentioned he is trying ahead to welcoming the newcomers into the surroundings.
“Brooke and Fran each deserve their call-ups on the again of sturdy home type,” mentioned Carter.
“Brooke’s carried out an outstanding job on the prime of the order for the Spirit and affords some extent of distinction as a left-hander.
“Fran’s an distinctive expertise who’s confirmed she will be able to foot it with our prime gamers. It is thrilling so as to add a left-arm spinner to our squad and the steadiness that gives our bowling assault.
“It is a nice likelihood for them to return in and develop their video games. We have chosen them for a cause and stay up for welcoming them into the group,” he mentioned.
Auckland Hearts Head Coach Nick White has been working with Jonas for a number of years now and believes she has the instruments to succeed on the subsequent stage.
“Fran has continued to impress this season for the Hearts and totally deserves this chance,” mentioned White.
“She has a fluent, economical motion and wonderful work ethic so she’ll relish the possibility to work with the White Ferns coaches to proceed her improvement.
“At 16 years previous, Fran is simply originally of her cricketing journey and we want to ensure she has the assist round her as she embarks on this subsequent step,” he mentioned.
The squad additionally options the return of Canterbury all-rounder Frankie Mackay after sustaining an Achilles damage towards India in 2019.
“Frankie has as soon as once more confirmed her all-round abilities within the home sport and will get one other likelihood on the worldwide stage,” mentioned Carter.
“She is a vastly skilled cricketer and can be an asset with each bat and ball.”
Carter mentioned there’s additionally a powerful need throughout the staff to enhance on current ODI performances.
“With the ICC Girls’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand subsequent 12 months, we need to take this chance to construct the very best staff for the match,” he mentioned.
Suzie Bates (shoulder) and Rosemary Mair (facet pressure) weren’t thought of for choice attributable to damage.
White Ferns ODI Squad
Sophie Devine – (c) (Wellington)
Natalie Dodd (Central Districts)
Maddy Inexperienced (Wellington)
Brooke Halliday* (Northern Districts)
Hayley Jensen (Otago)
Fran Jonas* (Auckland)
Amelia Kerr (Wellington)
Jess Kerr (Wellington)
Frankie Mackay (Canterbury)
Katey Martin (wk) (Otago)
Hannah Rowe (Central Districts)
Amy Satterthwaite (vc) (Canterbury)
Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury)