LISTEN: On this week’s Extra Time, cricketer Suzie Bates talks about the ‘try-scoring’ injury forcing the longest break in her career.

White Ferns batting maestro Suzie Bates is one who’s happy that the women’s cricket World Cup has been delayed a year, as she prepares for a long break out of the sport.

The former New Zealand captain is in managed isolation, nursing a shoulder injury she suffered diving in the field in the Women’s Big Bash League, and waiting for surgery in mid December. 

A guest on this week’s Extra Time panel, Bates talks about being out of the game for up to nine months, but having the World Cup at home next summer as her motivation to return to the game. 

Also this week, some All Blacks fans and punters might be baying for Ian Foster’s blood but would getting rid of the All Blacks coach be a short-sighted knee jerk reaction?

We’re also talking the Black Caps, as their international summer gets underway with a three-match T20 series against the West Indies. It’s been 260 days since the New Zealanders last played – so what can we expect?

Also joining Bridget Tunnicliffe are veteran cricket commentator Bryan Waddle and RNZ sports reporters Joe Porter and Barry Guy.

*Extra Time is brought to you by RNZ, LockerRoom and Stuff. 

Bridget Tunnicliffe is an RNZ digital and sports journalist.

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