Australian sportswoman Ellyse Perry out of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup tournament as she suffered a right hamstring injury.
Australia suffered a major blow out after all-rounder Ellyse Perry ruled out of the remainder of the tournament on Tuesday.
She hobbled off the field in tears after suffering hamstring injury during Monday’s four-run victory over New Zealand that sealed a place in the semi-finals for the hosts.
“Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury that expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time,” team doctor said in a statement.
Why is Ellyse Perry vital for Australia?
“We are currently exploring management options and will continue to support Ellyse through her recovery.”
India, South Africa and England have also qualified for Thursday’s semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
However, according to the Australian team, Perry would not be replaced in the squad.
“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,” 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.”
The final will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.