Australia women’s team all-rounder Ellyse Perry has provoked her hamstring injury once again and has been ruled out of the rest of the limited-overs series against New Zealand. Perry was hoping to make a comeback in the Australian XI for the final T20I in Brisbane on September 30.
However, she sensed tightness on her hamstring during the team’s practice session and will now sit out for the remainder of the series. Perry damaged her hamstring during the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year which was right before the sport was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 29-year-old was hopeful of playing the limited-overs series in New Zealand as a specialist batter while contributing with the ball if need be. However, with the repetition of the injury, Perry might have to wait until the Women’s Big Bash League which starts late in October.
Speaking about the same, Aussie skipper Meg Lanning said that Perry would also miss the three ODIs against New Zealand scheduled to start on Saturday.
“Unfortunately she had some hamstring awareness and has got a low grade strain, so she won’t be available for the rest of this series,” Lanning said.
“It’s a very complex injury, and hard to get the timing on when certain things will happen.”
Lanning added that they will have to wait for the right time for Perry’s return.
“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.” concluded Lanning.