Australian star all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup after sustaining a hamstring injury against the White Ferns.
Perry injured her right hamstring while attempting a run out as the defending champions beat New Zealand to reach the semi-finals.
“Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury. It is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time,” the Australian team doctor Pip Inge was quoted as saying in cricket.com.au.
The Aussies on Monday (March 02) avoided an early World Cup exit with a four-run victory over New Zealand in Melbourne which knocked the White Ferns out.
“She (Perry) gives her absolute all every time she takes to the field for her country and that was evident again against New Zealand in the selfless manner in which she threw herself into her batting, bowling and fielding performances,” head coach Matthew Mott said.
“We’re confident that we have enough depth in the squad to cover her batting and bowling and know whoever gets an opportunity will make a strong contribution.”
Perry will remain a part of Australia’s 15-member squad, with no replacement to be announced.