The New Zealand women’s team will be taking on the England women at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium in the Women’s FIH Pro League. In terms of the current standings, New Zealand with a win and a defeat under their belt is fourth in the points table. Meanwhile, England having played just the one game so far against Australia had to endure a defeat as they reside at the 7th spot.
Time- 12:00 PM (IST)
Venue- North Harbour Hockey Stadium
G Barnett will be in contention to start as the shot stopper. L Thompson and M Hull are likely to start in defence. Captain, Stacey Michelsen should feature in the midfield region alongside K Whitelock. O Merry should be starting as one of the forwards.
Stacey Michelsen (c), Georgia Barnett, F Davies, Olivia Merry, Holly Pearson, Rose Keddel, Katie Doar, Brooke Roberts, Brooke Neal, Megan Hull, Olivia Shannon, Tarryn Davey, Samantha Charlton, Gemma McCaw, Kayla Whitelock, Tayla White, Julia King, Ralph Hope.
Hollie Webb-Pearne (c), Hannah Martin, Susannah Townsend, Sarah Robertson, Elizabeth Neal, Tessa Howard, Sarah Jones, Esme Burge, Laura Unsworth, Anna Toman, Charlotte Watson, Leah Wilkinson, Shona McCallin, Lily Owsley, Isabelle Petter, Maddie Hinch, Grace Balsdon, Sabbie Hesh
Merry Olivia will be a threat upfront for the White Ferns. Olivia has 97 goals from 215 games.
Lily Owsley has bagged 32 goals from 143 games for the English outfit.
Gemma McCaw has also been a central figure for New Zealand as she’s scored 46 goals from 121 games for her side.
S Townsend has scored 11 goals from 155 matches for England.
It’s neck and neck between the two sides as both New Zealand and England have won four games each from eight encounters.