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Sophie Devine Appointed as New Zealand Cricket Team Captain


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Jul, 2020. 11:51 am
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Sophie Devine

Sophie Devine on Thursday was confirmed as New Zealand’s captain.

According to the details, Amy Satterthwaite has been appointed the vice-captain following her return from maternity leave.

Devine took up the White Ferns captaincy in an interim capacity last season.

She was later offered the captaincy on a full-time basis. Satterthwaite will form a key part of the leadership group as the teamwork towards the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 hosted in New Zealand early next year.

Devine said in an official statement that “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.

I feel we are moving in the right direction as a team, both with our cricket and our team culture,”

“I am 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.

On 11 July 2015, Devine broke the international record (men or women) for the fastest Twenty20 half-century (from 18 balls), and fastest 70 runs (from 22 balls), and included scoring 32 off one over in the first match against India.

She holds the record for scoring the fastest ever fifty in Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) history (from 18 balls).

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