Brooke Halliday will replace injured Lea Tahuhu in New Zealand’s squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against England. Lea Tahuhu suffered a hamstring injury in the first ODI of the recently concluded ODI series between the sides. As per the reports, the wicket-keeper batsman hasn’t recovered in time and will be replaced by 25-year old Halliday.
Brooke Halliday recently made his debut in the ODI series. She batted in two innings and scored half-centuries in both of them. She now has 110 runs to his name in 3 matches at an average of 55. The New Zealand cricketer hasn’t made her debut in T20 internationals. She would look to start her T20 career on a good note.
“Everyone saw how well Brooke went in the recent ODI series,” skipper Sophie Devine said. “She stepped up with the bat and ball offering some handy overs. Although she’s not a like-for-like replacement for Lea Tahuhu, it’s good to see her getting a chance in the T20 format.”
After suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of England, the hosts look to exhibit a more powerful show in the upcoming T20 series, which is starting from 3rd March 2021. Experienced campaigner Lea Tahuhu’s injury would hurt New Zealand’s chances in the T20 series as well. Also, Gabby Sullivan will remain with the squad as cover for pacer Hannah Rowe.
All three matches of the T20 series will be played in Auckland.