MELBOURNE: Australia's all-rounder female cricketer, Ellyse Perry will be sitting out the rest of the T-20 Women's World Cup tournament following a severe injury.
Yesterday, i.e. on 2 March 2020, Perry got injured in the right hamstring while playing the country's final group match against New Zealand. The injury occurred when the player was striving to run out and had to leave the field not long after that.
Pip Inge, the doctor of the Australian team shared, "Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury that is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time. We are currently exploring management options and will continue to support Ellyse through her recovery."
The scan of the injury has not only led to her not being able to participate in the ongoing World Cup, but Perry also won't be a part of the upcoming Australian tour of South Africa right after the T20 World Cup.
Although Perry and the entire team is disappointed with the unfortunate incident, but Matthew Mot, the coach of the team is hopeful that the team could cover her loss, "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. She 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," he said.
He further added, "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."
So far, no substitute has been announced for Perry from the 15 player squad.