Former New Zealand players Jacob Oram and Matthew Bell have been appointed assistant coaches for New Zealand women's tour to West Indies in September. While Oram will focus on the team's bowling and fielding, Bell, who played 18 Tests and seven ODIs, will be the batting coach.

Bell will also use his experience as a personal trainer to help the team with conditioning and strengthening. He has previously worked as a coach with Wellington age-group teams. Oram, who has played 33 Tests and 160 ODIs, has been working with Central Districts in a coaching capacity.

"With so much knowledge of the game, we're really excited to have Matt and Jacob working with us and I know the team will feed off it too," Hamish Barton, the New Zealand women coach, said.

"This group can learn a huge amount from their experience and we're just pleased to have two guys of such a high quality involved as we prepare for the West Indies."