Cricket: White Ferns captain Sophie Devine injured out of Twenty 20 series finale against England

White Ferns captain Sophie Devine will miss her team's Twenty20 series finale against Engaland at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Friday.

The star allrounder limped off the park with a quad strain, as she prepared to bowl her second over against the tourists in game four on Wednesday. Unable to continue, she left the NZ women shorthanded for the remainder of the contest, as they finished 47 runs short in their chase for victory.

"I probably wanted to get back out there, but someone with more of a rational brain kept me off," said Devine.

Sophie Devine and the White Ferns reflect on a series defeat.
Sophie Devine and the White Ferns reflect on a series defeat. Photo credit: Photosport

The result gave England a 3-1 lead in the series, enough to clinch series honours.

A subsequent scan has shown a grade one quad strain that will need a short period of rehabilitation, putting her in doubt for a three-match one-day series starting Monday.

"We're obviously disappointed for Sophie, but the focus is now to make her available for as much of the ODI series as possible," said Ferns coach Ben Sawyer.

"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."

Batter Georgia Plimmer has been brought into the NZ squad to cover Devine's absence.