Australian women’s cricket team skipper Meg Lanning confirmed that their star all-rounder Ellyse Perry will not be playing the remainder of the New Zealand series as she was injured during drill practice ahead of 1st T20 and has not recovered properly since then. It is a big blow for Australian women’s team as she has become an important member of the team with her amazing all-round performances in last few years.
However, Meg Lanning led side has already won the 3 match T20 series against New Zealand by 2-0 with the final match to be played on September 30th. The T20 series will be followed by 3 match ODI series against Black Caps.
“It was just during a running session at training that she was doing, she was progressing through her plan, so unfortunate that it’s happened but it’s on the minor end and she’s doing everything she can to be able to make herself available. I think she’s doing everything she can to be available as soon as possible, it’s a very complex injury, and hard to get the timing on when certain things will happen. So hopefully at some point, she’s doing the best she can and it’s really important to get it right and take the time before we do put her out on the field. Hopefully, it’s sooner rather than later, but we’ll just have to see how it pans out,” Espn Cricinfo quoted Lanning as saying.
However, Perry will be hoping to make a comeback in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League which is all set to start from October 25th 2020 where she will be playing for Sydney Sixers in the inaugural match of the tournament against Sydney Thunders in West Oval Sydney. It will be an exciting contest as two champion teams will lock horns against each other in the upcoming prominent league.
Australian women’s team is one of the most successful women’s team in the world as they are currently at number 1 position in T20 and ODI rankings in last few years. They have clinched world cup trophies more than any other side in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013. They have also won T20 world cups in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020. With the advent of Women’s Big Bash League and winning world cups at numerous occasions have attracted the attention of Australian fans towards women’s cricket which in hindsight has made the women’s cricket popular in Australia.