24 Mar 2009

Two White Ferns in World Cup tournament team

11:07 am on 24 March 2009

New Zealand's Suzie Bates and Kate Pulford have been named in the Team of the Tournament of the ICC World Cup with Sophie Devine as 12th woman..

Five of the team are from the champions England with Charlotte Edwards named captain

Four countries are represented with India providing three and Australia providing one.

The former Australia captain Belinda Clark headed the selection panel and says the White Ferns skipper Haidee Tiffin was very unlucky to miss out.

Clark says Tiffin pulled her side through some some difficult positions but didn't quite get there, mainly because other players scorwed the same number of runs at a better strike-rate.