The WHITE FERNS celebrate an Australian wicket in the Rose Bowl. CREDIT

WHITE FERNS World Cup journey begins

The WHITE FERNS are ramping up their preparations for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with an important training camp starting Thursday April 6th at Lincoln in Christchurch.

Coach Haidee Tiffen will put her 19-strong training squad through their paces over the next four days, before selecting the final 15 players who will chase history in England from late June and through July.

“This is a crucial stage of our World Cup journey,” Tiffen said.

Coach Haidee Tiffen ahead of the team camp in Lincoln. PHOTOSPORT

“Although we’ve been planning for this tournament for a long time now, actually getting into camp to finalise our squad is a really important step.

“We’ve got plenty of quality players in the group who all bring their own unique set of skills, so there’s going to be some tough calls to make.”

Amy Sattherthwaite celebrates her century against Australia in Auckland. PHOTOSPORT

The camp sees the return from injury of powerful Wellington all-rounder Sophie Devine (dislocated thumb), Otago spinner Leigh Kasperek (fractured little finger) and Auckland all-rounder Maddy Green (broken thumb), with all three players set to be on limited duties.

WHITE FERNS Training Squad
Suzie Bates
Erin Bermingham
Sam Curtis
Sophie Devine
Nat Dodd
Maddy Green
Holly Huddleston
Leigh Kasperek
Amelia Kerr
Katey Martin
Thamsyn Newton
Morna Nielsen
Katie Perkins
Anna Peterson
Liz Perry
Rachel Priest
Hannah Rowe
Amy Satterthwaite
Lea Tahuhu

The 15 players selected for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 will be announced late next week.

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 schedule

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