On Thursday, Sophie Devine was appointed as New Zealand’s Captain & Amy Satterthwaite is appointed the vice-captain as she returned from maternity leave.
Devine took up the Women’s Cricket Captaincy for a temporary basis last season. Later Devine has been offered Captaincy on a permanent basis. Satterthwaite will be returning to the New Zealand squad after maternity leave and will form an integral part of the leadership group as the teamwork towards the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 which will be hosted in New Zealand next year.
“It is a huge honor and privilege to be awarded the White Ferns captaincy. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as captain over the past season. It was challenging results-wise at times. I feel we are moving in the right direction as a team, both with our cricket and our team culture,” Devine said in an official statement.
“I am very much looking forward to working with Amy who has an exceptional cricketing brain and I feel we can form a strong leadership partnership in combination with a well-established leadership group,” she added.
Devine has enjoyed an outstanding run form over the last 18 months. Sophie became the first women cricketer to score five times fifty-plus scores in T20Is. New Zealand is all set to return to international cricket with a tour to Australia starting in the month of September & will play three ODIs & three T20Is.