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New Zealand has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the skipper, Sophie Devine, was brimming with excitement in what will be a historic moment.

The squad bears a fresh look following a terrible outing in the ICC ODI World Cup earlier this year. Many senior players hung up their boots or failed to net a contract with the board.

As a result, a few fresh faces will be making an appearance keeping in mind the future of New Zealand women’s cricket. Devine will continue to lead the side and she revealed her first thoughts ahead of the Games.

Sophie Devine (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sophie Devine (Image Credits: Twitter)

We can’t wait to get on the plane. To be the first women’s cricket team to represent the country at a global event like the Commonwealth Games is truly an honour. It’s been great to get the group back together this week at Bay Oval and our new squad members are finding their feet and fitting in well,” Devine was quoted as saying by The ICC on Wednesday.

Cricket was part of the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games back in 1998 but it will be the first time that the women will be featured.

It’s a terrific time for cricket to be back at the Commonwealth Games — and it’s another excellent development for the women’s and girl’s game, both here and around the world.

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New Zealand Women’s. Image Credits: Twitter

I’m sure the players are going to love the experience of being part of a wider New Zealand team, and the slightly different context of the Games environment,” New Zealand Cricket CEO David White said.

New Zealand squad for Commonwealth Games:

Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Jess McFadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe.

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