Wellington, July 9
All-rounder Sophie Devine would be the new captain of the New Zealand ladies’s cricket staff, taking up from Amy Satterthwaite, who will likely be her deputy as soon as she returns from maternity depart.
“Sophie Devine has been confirmed as the WHITE FERNS captain with Amy Satterthwaite to take the role of vice-captain following her return from maternity leave,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) mentioned in a press launch.
Devine took over the White Ferns captaincy in an interim capability final season, and her sturdy management led to her being provided the captaincy on a full-time foundation.
The 30-year-old has performed 105 ODIs and 91 T20 Internationals for the White Ferns, aggregating a complete of 4954 runs and 158 wickets.
Satterthwaite will return after maternity depart and can type a key a part of the management group because the staff work in direction of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 to be hosted by New Zealand early subsequent yr.
“It’s a huge honour and privilege to be awarded the White Ferns captaincy,” mentioned Devine.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time as captain over the past season. It was challenging results-wise at times, but I feel we are moving in the right direction as a team, both with our cricket and our team culture,” she mentioned.
Devine mentioned that she was wanting ahead in direction of forging a powerful management group with Satterthwaite.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Amy who has an exceptional cricketing brain and I feel we can form a strong leadership partnership in combination with a well-established leadership group.”
Satterthwaite on her half mentioned being the skipper of the White Ferns was an excellent privilege.
“I’m looking forward to returning to international cricket and doing my best to support Sophie and the team,” mentioned Satterthwaite.
White Ferns head coach Bob Carter has been impressed with the best way Devine has taken the captaincy in her stride over the previous season.
“Sophie is a strong leader, she has her own style and knows what she wants from herself and the team,” Carter mentioned.
The course of undertaken by NZC acknowledged from the outset that Satterthwaite, having taken maternity depart, remained the incumbent captain.
Devine will assume the function of full-time captain instantly with the White Ferns getting ready for split-squad coaching camps beginning in Lincoln subsequent week. PTI