Sophie Devine
Sophie Devine ruled out of fifth T20I against England; Georgia Plimmer comes in as replacement. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine has been ruled out of the fifth Life Direct T20I against England following a quad injury sustained in the fourth T20I in Wellington yesterday.

A subsequent scan in Wellington this morning confirmed Devine had sustained a grade one quad strain which would require a short period of rehabilitation.

Devine will remain with the squad in Wellington and undergo a rehabilitation programme which will determine her availability for the ODI series against England which starts at the Cello Basin Reserve on Monday.

New Zealand A batter Georgia Plimmer has been called in to the squad as Devine’s replacement and will assemble with the squad in Wellington today.

WHITE FERNS head coach Ben Sawyer said he was hopeful Devine would be available to play a part in the ODI series.

“We’re obviously disappointed for Sophie, but the focus is now to make her available for as much of the ODI series as possible.

“Sophie will be monitored over the next few days and that will give us a better idea of what her availability is before the first game on Monday.

“The ODI series is an important series for us with ICC ODI Championship points on the line so we’re hopeful that Sophie will make a quick recovery.”