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Injured Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry ruled out of T20 Cricket World Cup

AP
Published : Mar 3, 2020, 4:05 pm IST
Updated : Mar 3, 2020, 4:05 pm IST

Hamstring injury brings world's No. 1 ranked all-rounder's campaign to an end

Australia's Ellyse Perry is helped to her feet by teammates after being injured in their Twenty20 women's World Cup match against New Zealand in Melbourne on Monday. AFP photo
 Australia's Ellyse Perry is helped to her feet by teammates after being injured in their Twenty20 women's World Cup match against New Zealand in Melbourne on Monday. AFP photo

Melbourne: Ace Australian women's cricketer Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the remainder of the Women's Twenty20 Cricket World Cup due to a hamstring injury, ending her run of playing in all of Australia's games since the tournament started in 2009.

The 29-year-old Perry is the No. 1-ranked all-rounder in women's cricket and was last year voted the International Cricket Council's women's player for 2019 -- the second time in three years she'd won the top honor.

 

She injured her right hamstring while fielding in the win over New Zealand on Monday which secured four-time champion Australia's spot in the semifinals.

Perry is also expected to miss Australia's tour to South Africa later this month.
Australia coach Matthew Mott said Perry was a key player for the defending champions but was confident the squad could lift in her absence.

Perry has a high profile in Australia after playing for the country in both cricket and soccer World Cups, making her debut for the national teams as a teenager.

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Location: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne