Hayley Jensen in action. © Getty Images

Hayley Jensen, New Zealand medium-pacer, will represent Otago Sparks for the first time after moving from Canterbury Magicians. The side will face Hallyburton Johnstone Shield defending champions Central Hinds. The tournament will see two more players – Bhaghya Herath and Sophie Gray – play for Sparks. Herath and Gray moved from Wellington and Christchurch, respectively. 

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Auckland Hearts, last season’s runners up in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, have announced an experienced 12-member squad for their opening two matches against Wellington Blaze at the Basin Reserve on Saturday (November 16) and Sunday (November 17). Auckland’s leadership group looks to have changed entirely from the 2018-19 season with Nick White taking over as 

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Felicity Leydon-Davis has been given charge of Hamilton Northern Spirits. © Getty Images

Hamilton Nothern Spirit will have a new skipper for the 2019-20 season of Hallyburton Johnstone Sheild, with Felicity Leydon-Davis given charge of the team for the opening round of matches beginning on Saturday (November 16). The allrounder, only 25, has been part of the Northern Spirit squad for the last 10 years. However, their match 

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Frances Mackay in action for Canterbury. © Getty Images

Frances Mackay, captain of Canterbury Magicians, is set to celebrate her 100th one-day match in Canterbury colours in a game against Northern Spirit at the Hagley Oval on Sunday (November 17). She will become the fourth player from Canterbury to reach the milestone, following Haidee Tiffen, Amy Satterthwaite and Erin Bermingham. Since her debut in 

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Deanna Doughty in action. © Wellington Blaze/ Twitter

Deanna Doughty, the right-arm leg-spinner, will lead Wellington Blaze in their first round of matches of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield against Auckland Hearts at the Basin Reserve on Saturday (November 16). As the team’s vice-captain, she will step up in the absence of Leigh Kasperek, who is unavailable due to injury. This will be the 

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One of Rheeder's biggest achievements was to lead Free State to the T20 Championship last season. © Free State Cricket/ Facebook

Sonja Rheeder, former captain of Free State, has decided to hang up her boots, the provincial association announced on Thursday (November 14). The wicket-keeper, who represented Free State for over eight years, made the announcement to her teammates and coaches on Sunday (November 10) ahead of the team’s T20 clash against Gauteng. “This was a 

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Will this be a familiar sight in the third T20I between West Indies and India? © Getty Images

Misery, demolition, and sheer dominance is what comes to mind when one glances at the scorecards of the first two T20Is between India and West Indies in St. Lucia. If the first T20I was a thumping 84-run win, the second was even bigger, by ten wickets with 57 balls to spare. On both occasions, Shafali 

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Freya Davies appealing for a wicket. ©Getty Images

Freya Davies, the medium pacer, has been recalled to the England squad for the upcoming three ODIs – part of the ICC Women’s Championship – and as many T20Is against Pakistan at a neutral venue in Malaysia, beginning December 9. Sarah Glenn has earned her maiden call-up to the squad, while Maddie Villers has retained 

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Bismah Maroof in action for Pakistan. ©ICC

Bismah Maroof and Iqbal Imam are all set to continue as captain and coach respectively for Pakistan until next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The showpiece event is being held in Australia from February 21 to March 8, 2020. Pakistan are fresh off a T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh which saw cricket return 

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