Brooke Halliday to replace Lea Tahuhu in T20I series against England
New Zealand allrounder Brooker Halliday has been added in the T20I squad replacing injured Lea Tahuhu for the series against England that begins on Wednesday (March 3).
Speaking about Halliday, New Zealand Skipper Sophie Devine said that everyone saw how well the left-hander went in the recent ODI series. “She stepped up with the bat and ball offering some handy overs. Although she’s not a like-for-like replacement for Lea Tahuhu, it’s good to see her getting a chance in the T20 format,” said Devine.
Halliday scored back-to-back fifties in the first two matches and provided crucial breakthroughs with the ball in the third, dismissing England allrounder Natalie Sciver. Her addition could provide significant balance to the side in the absence of Suzie Bates.
Meanwhile, Canterbury seamer Gabby Sullivan will remain with the squad as injury cover for Hannah Rowe. Rowe, who got injured in the third ODI in Dunedin, would be monitored over the next 24 hours before the T20I series.
New Zealand ended their 11-match losing streak in the third ODI with a seven-wicket win. Going into the T20I series, they would want to continue the momentum and start well in the first match on Wednesday (March 3).