The Women’s Premier League franchise Gujarat Giants have been jolted with a massive blow. Gujarat Giants skipper Beth Mooney who suffered an injury in the opening match of the franchise in the tournament has been ruled out of the remainder of Women’s Premier League. The news was confirmed after the franchise named Laura Wolvaardt as her replacement for the remainder of the tournament.
The Australian cricketer sustained a calf injury in the first over of their first match last weekend. As reported by Cricket Australia, Mooney returned to training with the Gujarat-based franchise but her calf is expected to take up to six weeks to heal properly. They also added that she will return to Australia for rehabilitation.
“I was really looking forward to the maiden WPL season… but unfortunately injuries are part and parcel of the sport and I am gutted to be missing the remainder of the season,” Beth Mooney said in a statement.
Laura Wolvaardt to join Gujarat Giants
It is to be noted that the South African all-rounder Laura Wolvaardt has been named Mooney’s replacement for the remainder of the tournament. The 23-year-old who was in Pakistan to take part in exhibition matches of Women’s League has been released from her side Super Women. Sune Luus has replaced Laura in the Super Women squad.
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