Cricket: White Ferns captain Sophie Devine calling for changes on and off field

New White Ferns captain Sophie Devine makes boundary hitting look easy.

She clubbed 29 in the Australian Big Bash, 10 more than any other player.

The allrounder is so good at it, Blackcaps bowler Hamish Bennett is convinced she wouldn't be out of place in the men's game.

"When Jimmy Neesham was injured, I said to the coach we should call her in - she wouldn't be out of place playing with us.

"She can hit the ball out of the ground, she can bowl fast... she is every cricketer's dream."

The boundary for women's cricket sits between 50-64 metres from the pitch, compared with the men's 59-82 metres.

Those measurements aren't big enough for Devine, who wants the rope moved back.

"It's a continued discussion that goes on in the women's game and I think the last couple of years with the professionalism of the game, the girls are getting stronger and can hit the ball further," she told Newshub.

But the boundary size isn't the only thing Devine wants to increase.

She'll get more money for being the new White Ferns captain and one of her first jobs will be looking into getting a pay rise for her teammates.

"Australia and England are really investing money and resources into it, and getting results," she says. "We know it's not always about dollars. 

"It's about finding the best way for us and what's going to be a Kiwi way of having some success."

Devine has the job because predecessor Amy Satterthwaite is on maternity leave, but responsibility isn't new for the 30-year-old Wellingtonian with 185 internationals under her belt.

"[She's a] great role model and someone I hope my daughter aspires to be," Bennett added.

"That really does make your heart warm," Devine told Newshub. "At the end of the day, we want to be inspiring, not just young girls, but young boys as well." 

This is a huge year for the big-hitting player - and an even larger responsibility for Devine, as women's cricket continues to grow.