13 Feb 2013

White Ferns need other batters to improve

11:26 am on 13 February 2013

The New Zealand women's cricket side will probably have to stop relying on captain Suzie Bates to score all their runs if they're to have any chance of making the World Cup final in India.

The White Ferns need to beat England in their last Super Six match tonight, hoping Australia had already beaten the West Indies in the earlier game - and they also need their net run rate to improve.

Bates has made 307 runs, the most in the tournament, while Sophie Devine has scored 192, but 145 of those came against South Africa.

No other New Zealand batter has made a hundred runs.

Bates has said all tournament that the batters need to perform if they're to have any success and that will certainly be the case today.