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New Zealand women’s squad named

The squad is the same as the one which will take on the West Indies Women in a home series beginning this Saturday

New Zealand women’s squad named - Cricket News
New Zealand names squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.
New Zealand has named a 14-player squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament to be played over in Bangladesh next month.
 
The team is in Group A and plays itsopening match against Australia on 23 March before taking on Ireland, Pakistan and South Africa in pool play. The semi-finals will be played as double headers with their men’s equivalent, before the final on 6 April.

Coach Warren Lees feels the tournament is a great opportunity for the side.
 
“Coming out of a series against the West Indies, we’ll arrive in Bangladesh with a lot of cricket under our belt and ready to make a run for the trophy” says Lees.
 
“We have a number of players with experience in sub-continent conditions who have played at big tournaments and we’ll need their leadership to help guide some of the younger members of the squad.”
 
Squad: 
 
Suzie Bates (c) - Otago Sparks
Sophie Devine (vc) - Wellington Blaze
Nicola Browne - Northern Spirit 
Samantha Curtis - Auckland Hearts
Maddy Green - Auckland Hearts
Holly Huddleston - Auckland Hearts
Hayley Jensen - Canterbury Magicians
Felicity Leydon-Davis - Northern Spirit
Sara McGlashan - Auckland Hearts
Frances Mackay - Canterbury Magicians
Katey Martin - Otago Sparks
Morna Nielson - Northern Spirit
Katie Perkins - Auckland Hearts
Rachel Priest - Wellington Blaze
 
The squad is the same as the one which will take on the West Indies Women in a home series beginning this Saturday. The teams meet at Lincoln tomorrow ahead of the three One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 series.
 
Lees says he’s excited to see this group of players in action.
 
“This is a relatively fresh looking squad, but it’s certainly not short on talent.
 
“With four uncapped players they’ll need a little bit of time to gel, but there are enough old heads in the side to make sure it’s a smooth transition.
 
“Once comfortable, there’s no limit to what this team can achieve and I’m looking forward to seeing them out on Bert Sutcliffe Oval this Saturday.“

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