Sophie Devine becomes captain of New Zealand women’s cricket team. Sophie Devine has played 105 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals for New Zealand, she has also been the national hockey player of her country.
All-rounder Sophie Devine has been appointed as the captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team. She will replace Amy Satterthwaite who will play the role of vice-captain after returning from maternity leave.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a press release, ‘Sophie Devine will be the captain of the White Ferns (New Zealand women’s team) while Amy Sutterweight will play the role of vice-captain after returning from maternity leave.’
Devine was tentatively given the captaincy of the New Zealand women’s team last season. His outstanding performance as a captain made him a full-time captain.
The 30-year-old has so far played 105 ODIs and 91 T20 Internationals for New Zealand. In addition to scoring 4,954 runs in both these formats, he has also taken 158 wickets.
Divine said, ‘It is a great honor to have captained the White Ferns. I fully enjoyed my role as captain last season. Sometimes it was challenging in terms of results but I think as a team we are moving in the right direction. ‘
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