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Wicket-keeper Jess McFadyen set for New Zealand debut in upcoming series against Bangladesh

Jess McFadyen, a wicket-keeper and batter, will play in her first international cricket match during New Zealand’s upcoming home series against Bangladesh.

Jess, 31, is the only new player in an otherwise unchanged New Zealand team that recently won both the ODI and T20I series in the West Indies. Fellow wicket-keeper Izzy Gaze was replaced because she is travelling to India with the U19 team.

With the Women’s T20 World Cup taking place in South Africa next year, New Zealand head coach Ben Sawyer said the series against Bangladesh, which consists of three T20s and three ODIs, was a fantastic opportunity for Jess to demonstrate her abilities on the international arena.

“Debuting for your country is always a special moment, so we’re delighted to be welcoming Jess into the side for what will be an exciting series. Jess brings great energy — when we worked together at the Commonwealth Games I was really impressed with what she brought to the team environment — and she has good experience with the bat, especially in that middle order.”

The series against Bangladesh, which consists of three T20s and three ODIs, was described as a fantastic opportunity for Jess to showcase her abilities on the international stage because the Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa next year.

The series against Bangladesh, which consists of three T20s and three ODIs, was described as a fantastic opportunity for Jess to showcase her abilities on the international stage because the Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa next year.

In both of their matches against Bangladesh, New Zealand will be captained by Sophie Devine. She will be joined by a number of well-known players, including Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Maddy Green, Lea Tahuhu, and Hayley Jensen, who joined the team after competing in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia.

However, Georgia Plimmer, a batter, and quick bowler Lea have been added to the team for the T20Is, which begin at Hagley Oval on December 2. Hannah Rowe and Molly Penfold, two sailors, will only be a part of the team for the ODI series, which starts on December 11 at the Basin Reserve.

In both of their matches against Bangladesh, New Zealand will be captained by Sophie Devine. She will be joined by a number of well-known players, including Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Maddy Green, Lea Tahuhu, and Hayley Jensen, who joined the team after competing in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia.

However, Georgia Plimmer, a batter, and quick bowler Lea have been added to the team for the T20Is, which begin at Hagley Oval on December 2. Hannah Rowe and Molly Penfold, two sailors, will only be a part of the team for the ODI series, which starts on December 11 at the Basin Reserve.

The series will be the first time Bangladesh have ever played a bilateral series in New Zealand but will be their second visit this year, following their ODI World Cup campaign in March. The New Zealand squad will assemble at Christchurch on Monday, ahead of the first T20I at Hagley Oval on December 2.

New Zealand squad v Bangladesh: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Jess McFadyen, Molly Penfold (ODIs only), Georgia Plimmer (T20s only), Hannah Rowe (ODIs only), and Lea Tahuhu (T20s only)

Schedule

December 2 – 1st T20I, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

December 4 – 2nd T20I, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin

December 7 – 3rd T20I, John Davies Oval, Queenstown

December 11 – 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington

December 14 – 2nd ODI, McLean Park, Napier

December 17 – 3rd ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton




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