Australia's Ellyse Perry out of T20 World Cup with hamstring injury
Australia's Ellyse Perry will play no part in the rest of the T20 World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury.
The 29 year-old went down in their final group game against New Zealand and limped off the field in distress.
And it has now been revealed that she will not be able to feature in their upcoming semi-final or the final should they make it there.
"Ellyse sustained a high-grade right hamstring injury," said Australian team doctor Pip Inge.
"It is expected to keep her out of the game for a significant period of time."
Australia are the hosts of the T20 World Cup and qualified for the last four after beating New Zealand on Monday.
They will play either England or South Africa for a place in Sunday's final and head coach Matthew Mott is confident they can deal with losing Perry.
He said: "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.
"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."