It is confirmed that Perry has been ruled out and will not be replaced even after sustaining an injury.
Ellyse Perry is ruled out of the Women’s T20 World Cup after sustaining a hamstring injury during a match against New Zealand. Perry sustained her injury when she fielded the ball at mid-off trying to run out Sophie Devine and lost out of balance.
‘Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury that is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time’, Pip Inge said, the doctor of the team.
‘We are currently exploring management options and will continue to support Ellyse through her recovery’, she added.
The team also cleared that there will be no replacement for Perry. ‘Ellyse is a key member of our squad and has been for a long period of time and on a personal level we're disappointed that she won't have the opportunity to finish the tournament’, head coach Matthew Mott stated.
Mott is also confident that the squad have enough members to cover her position and whoever gets the opportunity will make a strong contribution to the team.
Perry is an all-rounder who won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2017. She is also the first cricketer from Australia to play in 100 T20 International matches. To learn more about T20s, check out Betwala’s page for more information.
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