Ellyse Perry to miss first T20 against New Zealand, confirms Meg Lanning

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Australian skipper Meg Lanning has confirmed that their star all-rounder  Ellyse Perry will not take part in the opening match of T20 series against New Zealand. The three-match T20 series is all set to start from Saturday.

“She’s still working through her return-to-play plan. When she ticks off all those markers, she’ll be available, but she’s still working through that so we won’t see her tomorrow,” Cricket.com.au quoted Lanning as saying.

Perry is recovering from hamstring injury which she suffered during the T20 World Cup and underwent for surgery in March 2020. The kind of impact that she brings in Australian women’s squad it is very important to give her proper rest so that she can make a powerful comeback on the cricket field.

The upcoming T20 series between two champion teams Australia and New Zealand will be followed by three-match ODI series. Lanning said that Perry is doing everything to recover as quickly as possible so that she can don the yellow jersey again.

“She’s doing everything she can to get up and play (at some point in the series), and she’s got a very good plan in place – everyone has looked after her, and once she gets through that she’ll be available,” she said.

Australian women’s team is the power house when it comes to modern cricket and the biggest reason behind that is the strong lineup which consist of names like  Healy, Mooney, Gardener, Perry and Schutt led by inspirational captain Meg Lanning. They have won more World Cups than any other side as they have clinched victories in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013.