NZ ladies call up uncapped Heffernan, Down


New Zealand ladies have incorporated the uncapped match of Kate Heffernan and Lauren Down for the home arrangement against West Indies in March. Heffernan, a 18-year-old left-arm seamer, has discovered a place in the 13-part T20I squad while Down, a 22-year-old batsman, is a piece of the ODI squad.

“Both Kate and Lauren are amazing competitors in their very own privilege and will bring that dynamic edge that we’re searching for,” said Haidee Tiffen, New Zealand’s mentor.

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ODI team: Suzie Bates (capt), Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu.

T20I team: Suzie Bates (capt), Sophie Devine, Natalie Dodd, Maddy Green, Kate Heffernan, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu.

“The way that Kate is a left-armer was positively a factor in her determination as she will bring that purpose of distinction. We see a gigantic measure of potential in Kate, especially as we look forward somewhat further to a World Cup in New Zealand in 2021.

“Lauren’s been on our radar for some time in the two arrangements and we additionally believe she’s one for what’s to come. She’s hazardous with the bat and is a dynamite defender over the recreation center.”

Kate Ebrahim has come back to the ODI squad while Natalie Dodd and Hayley Jensen have returned into the T20I squad.

Katie Perkins has passed up determination, having had restricted amusement time since enduring a broken thumb in December, while the legspinner Erin Bermingham, who has enjoyed an uncertain reprieve from cricket, was inaccessible for choice.

“Erin’s been an awesome hireling to the group for quite a while and made imperative commitments on and off the field,” Tiffin said. “She’s an incredible cooperative person and we will miss having her around the gathering.”

The three-coordinate ODI arrangement starts on March 4 in Christchurch. This will be trailed by a five-coordinate T20I arrangement, which begins on March 14 in Tauranga.





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