ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on the go

Get the official ICC Cricket app

New Zealand Women name ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 squad

Kerr will be youngest to represent her side in the tournament; Devine, Kasperek back from injury break
New Zealand Women

Amelia Kerr, the 16-year-old legspinner, is set to become New Zealand's youngest representative at the ICC Women's World Cup, after she was on Tuesday (May 15) named in 15-member squad for the tournament starting in England next month.

Kerr, who made her her One-Day International debut against Pakistan Women in November last year had a strong start to her career, picking up 10 wickets in seven matches at an average of 22.90.

“It’s really exciting to have Amelia in the squad and she’s proved herself more than ready for the big stage,” Haidee Tiffen, New Zealand Women coach, said.

Sophie Devine, the hard-hitting allrounder, and Leigh Kasperek, the offspinner, return to the squad after long injury breaks.

Devine had dislocated her thumb in the Women's Big Bash League while Kasperek, one of New Zealand’s brightest performers at the ICC Women’s World T20 last year, had multiple finger fractures.

Hannah Rowe, the pacer, who was left out of the Australia tour, returns.

The side led by Suzie Bates has an impressive blend of youth and experience with six of the 15 players having played more than 50 ODIs.

Amelia Kerr, the 16-year-old legspinner, is set to become New Zealand's youngest representative at the ICC Women's World Cup
Amelia Kerr, the 16-year-old legspinner, is set to become New Zealand's youngest representative at the ICC Women's World Cup

“We’ve had a lot of players put their hands up domestically, internationally and during our two recent camps – so the last few spots were particularly fiercely contested,” said Tiffen.

“With the likes of Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin and Sophie Devine, we’re not short on leaders in the group.

“There’s been a real focus on our team-first mentality and everyone’s bought into that – which means we’ll turn up in England as a tight, motivated unit.”

Bates, who will be captaining the side in her third ODI World Cup, believed it would be the “most competitive World Cup ever”.

“We know we’ll have to be on the ball from game one if we want to earn the right to contest the finals and maybe get to that big final game at the Home of Cricket."

New Zealand automatically qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 as one of the top four teams in the ICC Women’s Championship.

The team will assemble for a pre-tournament camp in Hampshire from June 11, before the opening game against Sri Lanka in Bristol on June 24.

New Zealand Women squad: Suzie Bates (capt), Erin Bermingham, Sophie Devine, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Thamsyn Newton, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu.

More News

Live Cricket

ICC Events

1 June - 18 June 2017

No fixtures available.

ODI
Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
Pakistan won by 180 runs
Pakistan
338/4
India
158
Match Centre
ODI
Semi Final 2, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
India won by 9 wickets
Bangladesh
264/7
India
265/1
Match Centre
ODI
Semi Final 1, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
England
211
Pakistan
215/2
Match Centre
ODI
Match 12, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Sri Lanka
236
Pakistan
237/7
Match Centre
ODI
Match 11, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
India won by 8 wickets
India
193/2
South Africa
191
Match Centre
ODI
Match 10, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
England won by 40 runs (DLS Method)
England
240/4
Australia
277/9
Match Centre
ODI
Match 9, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
New Zealand
265/8
Bangladesh
268/5
Match Centre
ODI
Match 8, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
India
321/6
Sri Lanka
322/3
Match Centre
ODI
Match 7, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
Pakistan won by 19 runs (DLS Method)
Pakistan
119/3
South Africa
219/8
Match Centre
ODI
Match 6, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
England won by 87 runs
England
310
New Zealand
223
Match Centre

Group A

Pos Team P NRR Pts
1 England 3 +1.045 6
2 Bangladesh 3 +0.000 3
3 Australia 3 -0.992 2
4 New Zealand 3 -1.058 1

Group B

Pos Team P NRR Pts
1 India 3 +1.370 4
2 Pakistan 3 -0.680 4
3 South Africa 3 +0.167 2
4 Sri Lanka 3 -0.798 2
Tournament Home

Shop

ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
New
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£20.00
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
New
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£20.00
ICC Womens World Cup Supporter Cap
New
ICC Womens World Cup Supporter Cap
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£13.00
View Shop

ICC on Social