Bezuidenhout returns for T20 World Cup after being recalled by New Zealand
- For the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, New Zealand has recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Bernadine Bezuidenhout to their 15-player roster. In this case, Jess McFadyen is left out despite participating in the recent series against Bangladesh.
- Bezuidenhout, 29, hasn’t played for New Zealand since January 2020, when he was hurt during an ODI against South Africa due to his recovery from RED-S. (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport). She has just completed a successful domestic season in which she made her second List-A hundred and returns in fine form.
- Ben Sawyer, the team’s head coach, has claimed that for the past eight months, “we’ve been aiming to build a brand of cricket which we hope viewers will like and, at the same time, provides us the best possible opportunity of success in important competitions.” We expect Bernie to make a positive impact with the bat in her hand and behind the stumps with that strategy.
- We believe that Bernie’s prior international experience will serve her well in this World Cup, and she has already demonstrated her abilities with the bat and the gloves this season.
- She’s made quite an effort to get back into cricket this season, so it’ll be great to have her back with the WHITE FERNS.
- Sophie Devine, who has been held out of the last three Super Smash matches for preventative reasons, is now ready to lead the team. Fran Jonas is anticipated to be healthy in time for the senior women’s World Cup despite withdrawing from the ongoing U19 World Cup.
- Sawyer added, “We are really thrilled with how the side is shaping up in advance of this World Cup.” “I believe that we have a lot of great choices to address all that will be thrown at us in South Africa since we talk a lot about roles and matchups in our side.” We can’t wait to get there and launch what we believe will be a fruitful campaign.
- On January 23, New Zealand will depart for South Africa. After three exhibition matches against England in Johannesburg, they’ll travel to Cape Town for official ICC warm-up games against the West Indies and England. They will begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on February 12.