Hamstring injury rules out Ellyse Perry for six months
An injured hamstring has ruled Ellyse Perry out of action for at least six months. She will likely undergo her surgery next week. The star all-rounder had injured her right hamstring while fielding in Australia's final group stage encounter against New Zealand. Australia will now miss the services Perry in the final of ICC Women's World Cup T20 against India.
I have been very fortunate with injuries: Perry
"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," Perry was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Perry is likely to miss Australia's upcoming limited overs assignment
Perry, who was adjudged the ICC Cricketer of the Year, will not feature in Australia's upcoming limited-overs tour of South Africa. She is also likely to miss out on the forthcoming Indian Premier League exhibition games in May. In 2019, she became the first player to complete the milestone of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is history.
I'll try to control my nerves tomorrow: Ellyse Perry
"I'm really excited about tomorrow. I think it's one of those opportunities now for the whole squad to enjoy the occasion and make the absolute most of it, it's a very special time. I'll be trying to keep my nerves at bay," Perry said.
Australia to face India in the final
Australia steered into the final of the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup with 5-run victory (D/L method) over South Africa. Having already won the tournament a record four times, Australia will make their sixth appearance in the tournament's history. They will lock horns with Harmanpreet Kaur-led India who have been unbeaten in the tournament. Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final on March 8.