Women’s WC: Australia’s Perry ruled out of the semi-final against Windies

WELLINGTON: The all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 between Australia and the West Indies due to a back injury.

Perry, who suffered a back injury in her side’s fixture against South Africa, has been ruled out of the semi-final. Australian captain Meg Lanning has confirmed Perry’s unavailability for the knockout game.

“We’ll go in without her tomorrow and we’ll keep assessing her if we are to progress in the tournament,” Lanning said.

“It is so unfortunate for her and the team, obviously, a big blow but we feel like we’ve got some good depth to be able to cover it and we’re going to have to do that tomorrow,” she added.

Lanning also revealed that the Australian management was optimistic about Perry’s recovery but “unfortunately, just ran out of time to prove her fitness”.

Furthermore, it is the second instance when the 31-years-old will miss a world cup semi-final after the 2020 T20 World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

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