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