Tahuhu and Green are added to New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games team
Lauren Down and Jess Kerr of New Zealand will not compete in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games; Lea Tahuhu and Claudia Green have been chosen as their substitutes. While Down claimed that he needed time away from the game, Kerr’s foot ailment prevented him from healing in time to compete in the Games.
It’s never easy to miss cricket tours, said to head coach Ben Sawyer. “Our first and biggest responsibility is ensuring both Lauren and Jess are looked after.” “We’ve made sure Lauren gets the assistance she needs, and we hope she can return to us soon.
Lea will be able to get started right away at training camp next week because she is a familiar face. This is a fantastic illustration of why it’s crucial to distinguish between contracting and selecting, as we’ve already stated. Lea delivers the ball at a true speed and bounce, and her bat skills give us choices.
“Claudia fits in well with the squad’s makeup because she and Jess have comparable skill sets. We are anticipating having her on tour in England because her ability to swing the ball is an intriguing feature of her game.
Before leaving for England on July 12, New Zealand Women will hold a training camp in Lincoln the following week. Prior to the Commonwealth Games, which are scheduled to start on Thursday, July 28, and go until Monday, August 8, they will play in warm-up matches.