2 Jan 2013

White Ferns announced for the ICC World Cup 2013

11:32 am on 2 January 2013

New Zealand Cricket has announced an experienced 15-player squad for the ICC Women's World Cup in India starting later this month.

The National Selection Manager, Kim Littlejohn, says they've selected a strong all-round squad and says there's depth in the batting, and bowling attack with a variety of pace and spin.

He says there's a lot of experience in the team including a large number of World Cup veterans and believes that will be useful when it comes to pressure situations.

Natalie Dodd is the only new cap to be named in the squad.

Experienced all-rounder Sophie Devine returns to the squad after missing the Rose Bowl series last month due to injury, while Kate Broadmore also returns to the side.

The coach Katrina Keenan says they believe the squad selected is capable of winning the World Cup in sub-continental conditions.

Suzie Bates (c) - Otago Sparks

Kate Broadmore - Central Hinds

Nicola Browne - Northern Spirit

Rachel Candy - Canterbury Magicians

Natalie Dodd - Northern Spirit

Lucy Doolan - Wellington Blaze

Sophie Devine - Wellington Blaze

Sara McGlashan - Central Hinds

Frances Mackay - Canterbury Magicians

Morna Nielsen - Northern Spirit

Katie Perkins - Auckland Hearts

Rachel Priest - Central Hinds

Sian Ruck - Wellington Blaze

Amy Satterthwaite - Canterbury Magicians

Lea Tahuhu - Canterbury Magicians