Ellyse Perry To Miss The Rest Of T20 World Cup
Australia's progression to the Women's T20 World Cup semi-final has come at a cost, with star player Ellyse Perry ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday the all-rounder would miss the knock-out stages of the tournament after sustaining a hamstring injury against New Zealand during Monday's must-win match.
Perry slowly walked off Junction Oval in tears after pulling up limp while fielding in Australian's four-run win over their cross-Tasman rivals.
The Belinda Clarke medalist sustained a "high-grade" right hamstring injury while attempting a run out, the Australian Team Doctor Pip Inge said.
"(It) is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time," she added.
“We are currently exploring management options and will continue to support Ellyse through her recovery.”
Perry has been fighting injury for much of the tournament, managing a shoulder injury and having to pass a fitness test for her hip to play Monday's match against New Zealand.
Coach Matthew Mott said Perry will remain with Australia's 15-player World Cup squad, with no changes to be made for Thursday's semi-final against England or South Africa at the SCG.
"She gives her absolute all every time she takes to the field for her country and that was evident again against New Zealand in the selfless manner in which she threw herself into her batting, bowling and fielding performances," he said.
"We’re confident that we have enough depth in the squad to cover her batting and bowling and know whoever gets an opportunity will make a strong contribution.”
The injury is also expected to keep Perry out of Australia's tour of South Africa scheduled for later this month.