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Ellyse Perry to stay out of action for six months after suffering hamstring injury

Although Perry is an integral part of the Australian side, the home team managed to win the semi-final game against South Africa.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In a piece of heartbreaking news for Australian Women’s cricket team, their all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of cricket for the next six months because of the hamstring injury that she picked up during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. As per the reports, Perry will have to undergo surgery on her injured hamstring next week which will keep her off the field at least 180 days.

The all-rounder suffered this injury while attempting a run out during Australia Women’s virtual quarterfinal match against New Zealand Women in Group A. She was immediately taken off the field and ultimately, it was learnt that she would no longer be able to represent her nation in front of the home fans.

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Although Perry is an integral part of the Australian side, the home team managed to win the semi-final game against South Africa despite her absence and they will line up without her in the final match versus India Women.

‘I still get to come for tomorrow’s game’: Ellyse Perry

Giving update on her surgery, Perry was quoted as follows by cricket.com.au on Saturday (7th March). “The timing has been good, I still get to come tomorrow and next week I’ll (have surgery). From my perspective, I’ve had the most incredible run, I’ve been very fortunate with injury for a long period of time,” said the Australian.

The all-rounder will be in attendance along with 50,000+ fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to cheer for Meg Lanning and co. in their battle against the Harmanpreet Kaur-led outfit. Australian men’s team fast bowler, Mitchell Starc will also be present for the match as he took an early leave from South Africa just to witness his wife, Alyssa Healy play in the Women’s T20 World Cup finale.

With Perry set to be on the shelf for over six months, she will not be able to be a part of the Australian team that tour South Africa later this year. Besides, she will even miss the IPL Women’s exhibition games scheduled to happen in May 2020.

When asked about the big game tomorrow, Perry said: “I’ll be trying to keep my nerves at bay. I feel incredibly fortunate and chuffed that Motty and the group wanted to keep me around, it’s nice to be here and take it all in.”

The final match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 between Australia Women and India Women will start at 12:30 PM IST tomorrow.

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