Ahead of the White Ferns upcoming trip to Australia the Black Caps victory in Sri Lanka could be the sort of boost that New Zealand cricket needs.
The NZ squad for the four match series has been announced with Rachel Candy and Rachel Priest recalled to the side that played in the T20 World Cup. Kate Broadmore and Sarah McGlashan miss out.
There were few stand-out performances in the recent Emerging NZs clash with their Aussie counterparts, but Morna Neilsen had a good series with the ball and will be hoping she can maintain that momentum against the more senior opposition.
It will be a tough ask as the Aussies look to be in top form, especially with the bat, and New Zealand will play the T20 World Champions having had a poor World Cup themselves.
They will be looking to their experienced players to step up and lead from the front.
The White Ferns squad is:
Suzie Bates(c) - Otago Sparks
Amy Satterthwaite (vc) - Canterbury Magicians
Erin Bermingham - Canterbury Magicians
Nicola Browne - Northern Spirit
Rachel Candy - Canterbury Magicians
Sophie Devine - Wellington Blaze
Lucy Doolan - Wellington Blaze
Frances Mackay - Canterbury Magicians
Katey Martin - Otago Sparks
Sara McGlashan - Central Hinds
Morna Nielsen - Northern Spirit
Katie Perkins - Auckland Cricket
Rachel Priest - Central Hinds
Sian Ruck - Wellington Blaze