Ellyse Perry likely to miss out in a must-win encounter against New Zealand; here’s why

Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry might miss out in a must-win clash against New Zealand on Monday. The Australian all-rounder seems to have a sore hip due to which she also opted out of the main training session before the big game.

Perry injured her hip in the last game against Bangladesh which might see her making way for Delisaa Kimmince or Sophie Molineux in the important encounter.

“She’s got a sore hip, she won’t train (on Sunday) but we’ll give her every chance to play (on Monday), but we won’t be able to make the call on that until (Monday) when she’s able to do something,”
Australia skipper Lanning was quoted as saying in cricket.com.au.

It has not been as a good a tournament as Perry would have liked so far. The Australian all-rounder has managed to pick just a single wicket in three matches, while she couldn’t get a lot of opportunities to contribute the bat either.

Ellyse Perry

Meanwhile, Australia’s coach Mathew Mott is fully confident that Perry will recover in time and will be available for the New Zealand encounter.

She is incredibly resilient. She has had a lot of niggles over the last couple of years but has still managed to get through. We are really confident, especially because there is a day-off tomorrow. She will have plenty of time to get ready and face a huge game against New Zealand.” Mott told the reporters.

Both Australia and New Zealand will play a must-win game on Sunday, with the winner steering into the semis. If Australia lost tomorrow, then it would be the first time when they would miss the knock-out stages in the history of the league. Australia and New Zealand have four points to their name in three matches, though Australia have a slightly better run-rate than their Trans-Tasman rivals.

Australia will come into the game with a resounding 86-run victory against Bangladesh, while New Zealand too defeated the same opposition in their last game by 17 runs.