Liz Perry and 20-year-old uncapped allrounder Thamsyn Newton have been picked for New Zealand Women's home matches against Sri Lanka Women in November. Perry, who last played international cricket in 2012, was named in both ODI and T20 squads while Newton was picked only for T20s. Experienced allrounder Sara McGlashan and legspinner Erin Birmingham - both had missed the India tour due to work commitments - were also back in both squads.
"It's great to have Liz back in the team," New Zealand coach Haidee Tiffen said. "She knows what international cricket is all about and her form for Wellington in the summer showed how hungry she was to get back in the team." Perry was the third-highest run-scorer in the domestic T20 tournament in 2014-15, with 213 runs from five innings at an average of 213 and strike rate of 119. In the one-day competition, she scored 191 runs at an average of 32.
"It's an exciting opportunity for Thamsyn to get a taste of international cricket and she'll also benefit from training with the squad," Tiffen said. "She's an incredibly talented player and this will only aid her development."
From the common ODI and T20 squad that toured India, Kate Broadmore, Natalie Dodd, Maddy Green and Georgia Guy were left out for the Sri Lanka matches. However, Dodd, Green and Guy were named in an A squad to face Sri Lanka in a warm-up game.
Stressing on the importance of getting off to a good start, Tiffen said, "This is a really important tour for us. We need a strong performance at home to set the tone for the rest of the summer and to make sure we get those ICC Women's Championship points."
During what will be Sri Lanka Women's first tour to New Zealand, the two teams will play five ODIs and three T20Is.
ODI squad: Suzie Bates (capt), Erin Bermingham, Sophie Devine (vc), Leigh Kasperek, Sara McGlashan, Morna Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Liz Perry, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu
T20 squad: Suzie Bates (capt), Erin Bermingham, Sophie Devine (vc), Leigh Kasperek, Sara McGlashan, Thamsyn Newton, Morna Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Liz Perry, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu
A squad for warm-up match: Michelle Bunkall, Georgia Clarke, Samantha Curtis, Natalie Dodd, Maddy Green (capt), Georgia Guy, Holly Huddleston, Amelia Kerr, Suzie McDonald, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin, Thamsyn Newton, Jessica Watkins