Devine will be the new captain of White Ferns replacing Satterthwaite who recently gave birth.
Sophie Devine replaces Amy Satterthwaite for the upcoming T20 and ODI series against South Africa after giving birth to her first child.
Devine, at the age of 30, is the 3rd captain in the past 18 months after Satterthwaite and Suzie Bates who resigned last September 2018.
‘It's an exciting time for women's cricket in this country with the recently signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with NZC, a fresh direction with our new coach Bob Carter, and two ICC World Cups on the horizon. We've got a good mix of talent and experience in the group, and I'm looking forward to leaning on my fellow senior players to try and build on the good work done by Amy and Suzie Bates’, Devine stated.
Devine is a veteran of 102 ODIs and 83 T20Is who has been tipped to be a captain of New Zealand since her college days. Bob Carter, New Zealand’s head coach told that he is confident that the team is in good capable hands that will lead them into the T20 and 50-over World Cups of 2020 and 2021.
‘Look at how great a player she is. Sophie's been an outstanding performer for the White Ferns for more than a decade now, and we feel she's ready to step up and lead this team. She has a sound understanding of the game and, most importantly, holds the respect of her fellow players. We believe the leadership can take her game to an even higher level’, Carter added.
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