Star Australian all rounder Ellyse Perry has been suffering from hamstring injury from the last few months. She couldn’t play in the semi-finals and finals of the women’s T20 world Cup against India after sustaining pulled hamstring.
The all-rounder had to sit out during the T20I series against the White Ferns after failing to clear fitness test. However, Australian skipper Meg Lanning confirmed Perry’s presence in the upcoming WBBL 6 starting October 25.
Head coach Matthew Mott said that Perry could only feature as a batter in the upcoming WBBL owing to her injury concerns. He also said that the concern would only be short term until she regains complete form.
“She could easily hold a spot as a batter alone, but as an allrounder she’s absolutely instrumental in a lot of success we’ve had. She’s worked incredibly hard in that break. Realistically she was always going to struggle to be available for that (T20I) series, given how dramatic that injury was, (but) she’ll do everything she can to come back as an allrounder” Mott said.
Perry will be turning 30 next month and with age comes more risk of injuries. And in her case, the bowling could take a backseat when she plays for the Sydney Sixers.
“It’s something we talk about a lot. As allrounders do get into the back of their careers, the bowling can often drop off, but I can assure you Ellyse is very determined to come back as a genuine allrounder” Mott added.
The first match of the WBBL 6 will take place between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders on October 25.