New Zealand women in England August 4, 2007

Candy sweetens New Zealand side

Cricinfo staff

New Zealand's women have welcomed back Ros Kember and batsman Suzie Bates for the England tour. Rachel Candy, the medium-pacer, has also been called up as New Zealand try to recover from their latest Rose Bowl defeat in Australia.

Kember, the legbreak bowler, is in for Louise Milliken, who bowls pace and was ruled out with an ankle injury.

The 14-player squad, who departed for England on Friday, will play three Twenty20s and six ODIs in their month-long tour which kicks off with back-to-back Twenty20s at Bath on Sunday August 12.

"The key is that the experienced players are getting better and to find out how the new players are going," their coach Steve Jenkin said. "We want to see the players improving individually and as a team.

"After two-and-a-half weeks in Australia, we are going to tour England with better preparation than any previous team. We saw two new players at the Rose Bowl in Amy Satterthwaite and Rachel Priest, who both performed extremely well.

Squad Haidee Tiffen (capt), Nicola Browne, Sara McGlashan, Aimee Mason, Rowan Milburn, Rachel Priest, Amy Satterthwaite, Sarah Tsukigawa, Helen Watson, Suzie Bates, Selena Charteris, Rachel Candy, Ros Kember, Sarah Burke.