Ellyse Perry’s hip-injury puts her in doubt for Australia’s do-or-die match vs New Zealand

Ellyse Perry has a serious hip injury and is doubtful about her presence for Australia’s knockout clash against New Zealand in Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

 

Ellyse Perry. Pic Credits: Getty Images
Ellyse Perry. Pic Credits: Getty Images

 

Perry injured her hip while diving during Australia’s 86-run victory over Bangladesh in Canberra on Thursday.

“She’s got a sore hip, she won’t train (on Sunday) but we’ll give her every chance to play (on Monday), but we won’t be able to make the call on that until (Monday) when she’s able to do something,” Lanning said.

“It’s to give her the best chance to play.

“She’s the ultimate professional and doing everything she can to get herself up. If anyone’s able to do it I’m sure she is, Click To Tweet

“Given who the player is, she has shown in the past that she is extremely resilient and able to play through things.

“We’ll give her the best chance possible, leave it as late as we can and then go from there.”

Perry missed Australia’s main training session. To this Captain, Meg Lanning said that it was an intentional step taken to give her  “every chance” to recover. The absence of a crucial Perry on Monday’s game would be a major blow for team Australia. They would have to re-think as she has played a key role with her bowling skills and as a middle-order batter.

If they lose, the team tagged as defending champions will miss the knockout stage for the first time in the tournament’s history. Lanning said Perry, who has also been nursing a sore shoulder, missing the match would “change the whole dynamic” of the team.

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“If Ellyse is unable to play we feel we have people who can come in and play a role and play really well.”

It seems that the medium-pace bowling allrounder Delissa Kimmince could be taken as an option. The squad tested other player’s paces such as Sophie Molineux, who was sidelined due to a corked thigh.

News Source: Laura Molly for cricket.com.au

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