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The squad was named this afternoon in Invercargill, with plenty of players in contention.
Steel centre Shannon Saunders has made a surprise comeback along with team-mate Te Paea Selby-Rickit as shooter, while Gina Crampton remains in the squad. Bailey Mes comes from behind the pack to make the squad which will be skippered by Laura Langman. Defender Katrina Rore and Phoenix Karaka also return.
The squad is: Karin Burger (Pulse), Gina Crampton (Steel), Ameliaranne Ekenasio (Pulse), Maria Folau (Thunderbirds), Phoenix Karaka (Mystics), Casey Kopua (Magic), Laura Langman (captain, Lightning), Bailey Mes (Mystics), Katrina Rore (Pulse), Shannon Saunders (Steel), Te Paea Selby-Rickit (Steel), Jane Watson (Tactix).
The World Cup will be played in Liverpool in July.