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Cricket news - Katey Martin returns to New Zealand squad for Australia ODIs

Katey Martin was in prime during the T20I series against Australia last year, averaging 94

Katey Martin, the experienced wicketkeeper-batter, has returned to New Zealand's setup for the forthcoming Rose Bowl three-match ODI series against Australia. The 34-year-old had missed the ODIs versus India due to work commitments.

Martin, who compiled a crucial unbeaten hand of 27 against India in the first T20I in Wellington, just played six ODIs in 2018, scoring 83 runs. However, she was in prime during the T20I series against Australia last year, averaging 94.

"Katey brings plenty of experience to the middle order and is a proven performer at the international level," Haidee Tiffin, the head coach said. "She also provides plenty of energy behind the stumps, which not only helps the bowlers but gets the team up."

Meanwhile, Rosemary Mair, the medium pacer, who made her T20I debut against India in Wellington, has earned her maiden ODI call-up. She was impressive in both the T20Is in Wellington and Auckland, snaring three wickets. "We want to give Rosemary an opportunity. She bowls that hard, heavy length and challenges the batters, so we are looking at what she can offer in the one-day format," Tiffen noted.

The New Zealand coach also said that the experience gained by some of the New Zealand players in the WBBL would help them in the upcoming series. New Zealand haven't defeated Australia in an ODI rubber since 1999.

"We talk a lot about partnerships and I predict it is going to be a high-scoring series. For us, it's about working through the ups and downs of ODI cricket - the hunger and desire is there to step up against Aussie in their own backyard. Lea Tahuhu played a WBBL game at the WACA. I'm looking forward to seeing her on a bouncy wicket, bowling fast and taking it to the Australian batting line-up."

New Zealand squad: Amy Satterthwaite (c), Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.

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