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WELLINGTON: All-rounder Sophie Devine would be the new captain of the New Zealand girls’s cricket crew, taking up from Amy Satterthwaite, who shall be her deputy as soon as she returns from maternity go away.
“Sophie Devine has been confirmed because the WHITE FERNS captain with Amy Satterthwaite to take the function of vice-captain following her return from maternity go away,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) mentioned in a press launch.
Devine took over the White Ferns captaincy in an interim capability final season, and her robust 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 go away and can type a key a part of the management group because the crew work in the direction of the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2021 to be hosted by New Zealand early subsequent 12 months.
“It is an enormous honour and privilege to be awarded the White Ferns captaincy,” mentioned Devine.
“I completely loved my time as captain over the previous season. It was difficult results-wise at instances, however I really feel we’re shifting in the best route as a crew, each with our cricket and our crew tradition,” she mentioned.
Devine mentioned that she was wanting ahead in the direction of forging a robust management group with Satterthwaite.
“I am very a lot wanting ahead to working with Amy who has an distinctive cricketing mind and I really feel we will type a robust management partnership together with a well-established management group.”
Satterthwaite on her half mentioned being the skipper of the White Ferns was a terrific privilege.
“I am wanting ahead to returning to worldwide cricket and doing my greatest to help Sophie and the crew,” 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 robust chief, she has her personal type and is aware of what she desires from herself and the crew,” Carter mentioned.
The method undertaken by NZC acknowledged from the outset that Satterthwaite, having taken maternity go away, 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.