3 Mar 2010

White Ferns can grab Rosebowl today

5:52 am on 3 March 2010

The New Zealand women cricketers can regain the Rosebowl with a win in the opening one-day international against Australia in Queenstown today.

The White Ferns scored convincing victories over Australia in the first two Twenty20 matches with the series now turning to 3 50 overs matches.

The New Zealanders will feel confident after their recent success but that will be tempered by their drubbing from Australia in the 5 ODI's in Australia last month.

Tight fielding and precision bowling helped the White Ferns secure victory against the Australians in the two Twenty20 games on home soil and coach Gary Stead believes the White Ferns have an advantage in that area.

Three players return to squad, including uncapped One-Day all-rounder Kate Broadmore who toured in Australia and spinner Emma Campbell who has returned from injury. The batting has also been bolstered with the recall of top order batsman Victoria Lind.

Following today's match in Queenstown the next two are in Invercargil.