International cricket in full swing with the Black Caps and White Ferns in action. The sixth ICC Women's World Twenty20 gets under way in the Caribbean and, for the first time, it’s a stand-alone tournament rather than being played in the shadow of the men's tournament. The Kiwis faced India in the tournament opener earlier today and face a huge task on Wednesday against three-time champions Australia. On Friday they meet Pakistan and wrap pool play next Sunday against Ireland. New Zealand were runners-up in the first two tournaments, losing to England by six wickets in the inaugural 2008 competition in England before going down by an agonising three runs to Australia in the West Indies in 2010. Nicola Browne was the most successful wicket-taker in that one and also the player of the tournament. Sara McGlashan scored the most runs. In India two years ago Leigh Kasperek and Sophie Devine shared the top bowling honours. Both are back and join captain Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr as players to watch. Only England (77.08 per cent) have a better winning record at this level than New Zealand (75 per cent). Meanwhile, captain Kane Williamson and his men continue their UAE sojourn with the last of three ODI's against Pakistan early on Monday before turning their attention to the three-test series from Friday with a handy 6.50pm start time.
● Women's T20, NZ matches, v Australia, Wednesday 12.30pm; v Pakistan, Friday
8.30am; v Ireland, November 18 8.30am. Black Caps v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Monday
12.50am; 1st test, from Friday 6.50pm.