Broadmore bowls into T20 squad

Taranaki cricketer Kate Broadmore has been named in the White Ferns squad for next month's World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

The White Ferns are in group B for the tournament, alongside the West Indies, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

They play their first match against the West Indies on September 26.

"We're impressed with the preparation undertaken by the players during what has been a lengthy break from playing cricket outdoors," White Ferns coach Gary Stead said.

"The recent warmup series in Sri Lanka was invaluable and we believe this is the squad that will make the best use of the conditions we will come across," he said.

The team welcomes back two matchwinners in Sophie Devine and Nicola Browne.

Devine, who attempted to make the Black Sticks Olympic side and is still balancing hockey and cricket commitments, was not on the sub-continental sojourn. She will add vital power with the bat and as a wicket-taking option.

The powerful Browne, who was named player of the tournament in the Caribbean two years ago, has come out of retirement. Like Devine, she gives Stead another power option with the bat.

Her speed with the ball will also be welcome.

WHITE FERNS (World Twenty20 squad): Suzie Bates (c), Amy Satterthwaite, Erin Bermingham, Frances Mackay, Kate Broadmore, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Liz Perry, Lucy Doolan, Morna Nielsen, Nicola Browne, Sara McGlashan, Sian Ruck, Sophie Devine.