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Australia star Ellyse Perry ruled out of Women's T20 World Cup knockout phase

  • A hamstring injury Ellyse Perry suffered in Australia's win over New Zealand has ruled the 29-year-old out of the semi-final and final.
Modified 03 Mar 2020, 15:02 IST
Ellyse Perry - cropped
Ellyse Perry walks off against New Zealand

Australia have confirmed star all-rounder Ellyse Perry will miss the remainder of the Women's T20 World Cup after sustaining a hamstring injury in the win over New Zealand.

The 29-year-old suffered the problem when fielding at mid off as she attempted to run out New Zealand captain Sophie Devine during Australia's four-run win.

Perry immediately went to the ground clutching her right hamstring and a scan on Monday revealed a high-grade tear that will rule her out of Australia's semi-final on Thursday and, should they progress, Sunday's final.

It is a huge blow to Australia given Perry's status as the number one all-rounder in T20 cricket, a position she shares with Devine in the ICC rankings.

"She's obviously been a massive part of our squad and our team for a long time," Australia captain Meg Lanning had said of Perry after the win over New Zealand.

"You can't replace her, but we've got 15 players here who can do a job and you need a squad to win the World Cup."

Published 03 Mar 2020, 15:02 IST
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