ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia pacer Tayla Vlaeminck ruled out of tournament with foot injury, Molly Strano named as replacement

Vlaeminck was a likely starter for Friday’s Group A match against India at the Sydney Showgrounds until she succumbed to the stress injury in her right foot.

Reuters, Feb 20, 2020 08:48:55 IST

Hosts and defending champions Australia received a blow on the eve of the opening match of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup when pace bowler Tayla Vlaeminck was ruled out of the tournament with a foot injury on Thursday.

Vlaeminck was a likely starter for Friday’s Group A match against India at the Sydney Showgrounds until she succumbed to the stress injury in her right foot.

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020: Australia pacer Tayla Vlaeminck ruled out of tournament with foot injury, Molly Strano named as replacement

Tayla Vlaeminck has been ruled out due to stress injury in her right foot. Image: @T20WorldCup

She would be replaced in the squad by off-spinner Molly Strano, Cricket Australia said.

“Tayla has been in brilliant form of late and established herself as one of the premier fast bowlers in international cricket,” coach Matthew Mott said of the 21-year-old Victorian.

“No one ever wants to see a player miss a major tournament in these kinds of circumstances, but I have no doubt she will bounce back from this setback and play a leading role in Australian squads for many years to come.”

Strano, 27, has taken seven wickets in five international T20s and comes into the squad off the back of a fine season in the Women’s Big Bash League, where she was the leading wicket-taker with 24 at an average of 16.91.

The World Cup runs from 21 February 21 to 8 March.

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Updated Date: Feb 20, 2020 08:48:55 IST


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Chennai
0 0 0 0 0
2
Delhi
0 0 0 0 0
3
Kolkata
0 0 0 0 0
4
Punjab
0 0 0 0 0
5
Mumbai
0 0 0 0 0
6
Bangalore
0 0 0 0 0
7
Rajasthan
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8
Hyderabad
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2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
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2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
6 New Zealand 7114 245