The 29-year-old Ellyse Perry had featured in all 36 of her country’s matches in the tournament to date, a run stretching back to the inaugural edition in 2009 when still just a teenager. She has played in all of Australia’s games since the tournament started in 2009.
The twice ICC women’s cricketer of the year hobbled off the field in tears after suffering a right hamstring injury during Monday’s four-run victory over New Zealand that sealed a place in the semi-finals for the hosts.
The hosts lost their first match against India and win the remaining league matches to gain their spot in the World cup T20I tournament.
Ellyse Perry’s performance in this tournament
vs India(Australia lose)
Bowling : 1 wicket for 15 runs fro 4 overs.
Batting : 0 runs
vs Sri Lanka (Australia won)
Bowling : 0 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs
Batting : 5* runs
vs Bangladesh (Australia won)
Bowling : 0 wickets for 12 runs in 3 overs
Batting : Did not bat
vs New Zealand ( Australia won)
Bowling : 0 wickets for 15 runs in 2 overs
Batting : 21 runs off 15 balls
Ellyse Perry’s status regards injury
“Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury that is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time,” team doctor Pip Inge said. “We are currently exploring management options and will continue to support Ellyse through her recovery.”
The injury occurred when Perry fielded the ball at mid-off and tried to run out Sophie Devine as she threw off-balance. She immediately went down and was forced to leave the field. The hosts have decided not to have a replacement for the all-rounder. “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,” head coach Matthew Mott said.
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“She gives her absolute all every time she takes to the field for her country and that was evident again against New Zealand in the selfless manner in which she threw herself into her batting, bowling and fielding performances.
“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.”
No replacement has been named with Perry to remain a member of the 15-player squad.
Australia will play the second semifinal on March 5 in Sydney against the team finishing top of Group B.