Perth Scorchers have received a big blow ahead of their important match against Melbourne Stars. Senior player and the Australian captain Meg Lanning has been ruled of the game courtesy of back injury.
The Scorchers cricketer is out of the action for some time due to an injury to her back. She missed the games against Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers in the last week and it seems that she is yet to regain her fitness and hence won’t be available for the match against Stars.
Lening has featured in 85 T20Is so far and scored 2315 runs at an average of 34.04. Her vast experience of the game and her solid batting skills have made her an essential cog of Scorchers’ unit.
The team management has decided to rope in New Zealand cricketer Hayley Jensen as a replacement for Lanning.
Lisa Keightley, the coach of Scorchers has noted that Hayley has shown over several years that she’s a terrific all-around talent.
Keightley pointed out that the Kiwi cricketer is the reigning Una Paisley medallist as the best player in Victorian Women’s Premier Cricket where she also made plenty of runs as well as taking wickets.
she explained that unfortunately, Meg’s back is still not quite right, but at the same time, she made it clear that the Aussie cricketer isn’t too far away from returning to the squad.
WBBL franchise Hobart Hurricanes will be playing out without Windies allrounder Hayley Matthews as she is yet to recover from her knee injury. She is replaced by England left-arm spinner Alex Hartley.
The team has also added Mikayla Hinkley in the squad to replace Emma Thompson who injured her finger in practice sessions.
Australian vice-captain Rachael Haynes who plays for Sydney Thunder will also miss the next game.