NZC has officially named Sophie Devine as the permanent team captain of the national team of New Zealand women.
On the second half of 2019, Sophie Devine was asked to step in as captain after team captain Amy Satterthwaite had to take maternity leave. In January this year, Devine had been offered the captaincy on a full-time basis.
She accepted the offer and is now the official captain of the team. As she had given a good performance as captain, ex-captain Satterthwaite will now serve as her vice-captain in New Zealand’s women national team.
Asked about how she feels about the captaincy, Devine said, ‘It's a huge honour and privilege to be awarded the White Ferns captaincy. 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’.
‘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’, she added.
Even their head coach Bob Carter described her as a strong leader who knows what works best for the team. It was even said that her ability to lead can help take the team to another level, especially now that she’s working alongside Amy.
The first series of the team will be held in September where they will play against Australia in a tour comprised of three ODIs and T20Is. Visit Betwala to learn more about cricket and to see the amazing July promos that our partner Bitcasino.io offers!
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