Star Australia all rounder Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against the White Ferns. Australian skipper Meg Lanning confirmed the absence of the all rounder as she had sustained the hamstring injury again in the series.
Australia has already won the three-match T20I series by with a lead of 2-0 so far. The final match of the series will take place on September 30 at Allan Border Field.
Lanning revealed that Perry sustained tightness in her hamstring during the training session resulting her to sit out again of the side. Perry was also ruled out of the first match due to her injury as she was still under rehabilitation.
“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. She’ll remain with the team to continue her rehab and training in the hope of being available at some point during the WBBL” Lanning told ESPN CricInfo.
This is not the first time Perry has been ruled out due to her injury. She missed out on the semi-finals and the finals of the women’s T20 World Cup in March this year.
“It was just during a running session at training that she was doing, she was progressing through her plan, so unfortunate that it’s happened but it’s on the minor end and she’s doing everything she can to be able to make herself available” she added.
Perry is expected to return to the field shortly and join her Women’s Big Bash league team Sydney Sixers next month. The 6th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League will start from October 25 and the entire tournament will take place in Sydney.
Sydney Sixers will go loggerhead with the Sudney Thunder in the opening match of the tournament on October 25.