Shoulder injury keeps Meg Lanning out of Women Ashes Series

 . Last updated on August 21, 2017, 2:20 PM
Shoulder injury keeps Meg Lanning out of Women Ashes Series
Meg Lanning said it is very disappointing to miss the tournament wishing her team best of luck.


Australia Women captain Meg Lanning is dropped from the upcoming Women Ashes Series, which is scheduled at home, that is, Australia. The skipper injured her right shoulder and is recovering from the surgery. The process will keep out the top player from the game at least for six months, which might extent to eight months for recovery to full fitness. Lanning was injured in a Women World Cup match in England. Her team could not cross the semi-final stage. Australia Women team is getting ready for the Ashes series comprising of three ODIs, one Test and three T20 International. The series will be in October and November.

Per Kate Mahony, the team physio, Lanning was managing her injured shoulder since the World Cup, but the condition deteriorated and a surgery is inevitable now. Mahony said, “it became apparent that she would require surgery.” The skipper was treated with a surgery and she will require a long rehabilitation. Her progress will be monitored. The team physio said Lanning will be available after she recover completely from the injury. For Lanning, it is “very disappointing to be unavailable for the Ashes”. She is looking forward to getting stuck into the rehabilitation and return to cricket as soon as possible. She termed Ashes as “an incredibly special occasion for any cricketer” wishing the team all the best.

In 2015 Ashes series, Meg Lanning was the only player to score two centuries for team Australia. She was the second leading run getter in the tournament. She is now the top Batswomen in ICC ODI ranking. The player has several accolades on to her name including highest individual score in Women cricket, most centuries in women ODI and the first women cricketer to knock 10 centuries in ODI. In the last World Cup Campaign, she became the fastest women cricketer to knock 11 centuries.

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