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Sophie Devine named new White Ferns captain

Sophie Devine will take charge of the White Ferns, named as the new New Zealand captain today.

Sophie Devine Source: Photosport

The third skipper of New Zealand's women's side in the past 18 months, Devine was a clear choice to take the captaincy, having previously served as vice-captain.

The 30-year-old all-rounder, who replaces Amy Satterthwaite, has played 102 ODIs for the White Ferns, as well as 83 T20 Internationals, part of the New Zealand side since the age of 17.

Away from the international stage, Devine has cemented herself as one of the most dangerous players in franchise cricket, plying her trade in Australia, India and England.

Last season saw Devine named as the Women's Big Bash Player of the Tournament, her showing for the Adelaide Strikers seeing her among the world's best all-rounders.