Experienced duo return to New Zealand squad for England series

Two experienced players have returned to the New Zealand women's squad for the limited-overs series against England.

White Ferns have recalled Rosemary Mair and Brooke Halliday to their squad for the five-match T20I series and following three ODIs against England later this month. 

Mair is recalled to the squad for the first time since last year’s tour to Sri Lanka, while Halliday returns after a healed foot injury which saw her miss the limited-overs series against Pakistan.

“Rosemary’s had a great domestic season,” White Ferns head coach Ben Sawyer said.

“She’s been an integral part of the Central Hinds side this summer and has stepped up with her leadership and extra pace, which has been pleasing.

“We identified key areas of her game to work on post the tour of Sri Lanka and we’ve been impressed with the way Rosemary has gone away and worked hard on implementing these into her game."

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A squad of 15 players has been chosen for the T20Is and ODIs both, with Georgia Plimmer exclusively picked for the ODI series. 

Additionally, Eden Carson will feature in the first three T20Is while Kasperek will take on spin bowling duties for the final two T20Is.

Three standby players will also be named in due course for the trio of stars involved in the Women's Premier League in India (Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu) as the series opener in Dunedin coincides with the WPL.


1st T20I – Tuesday 19 March – University of Otago Oval, Dunedin

2nd T20I – Friday 22 March – Saxton Oval, Nelson

3rd T20I – Sunday 24 March – Saxton Oval, Nelson

4th T20I – Wednesday 27 March – Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

5th T20I – Friday 29 March – Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

1st ODI – Monday 1 April – Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

2nd ODI – Thursday 4 April - Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

3rd ODI – Sunday 7 April - Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

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New Zealand squad: Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson (1st three T20Is), Izzy Gaze, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Leigh Kasperek (T20Is 4 & 5), Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Georgia Plimmer (ODIs only), Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.

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