The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that English spin bowler Sophie Ecclestone won’t be participating in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League due to a dislocated shoulder.
The 24-year-old was injured while warming up for the last game of the Manchester Originals’ season in The Hundred on Wednesday. Following the incident, she was escorted off the pitch at Old Trafford and promptly sent to the hospital for medical evaluation.
An official statement by the England and Wales Cricket Board said, “After undergoing medical scans and additional evaluation, it’s confirmed that Ecclestone will not be available for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League.”
Prior to the injury, Ecclestone was already slated to sit out in England’s upcoming T20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka, which kicks off on August 31.
Ecclestone, who had a pivotal role in the recent Ashes series against Australia, was also the skipper for the Originals in The Hundred. She’s currently the top-ranked bowler in both one-day and T20 internationals, boasting an impressive record of 10 wickets in the Ashes Test and another 10 across both white-ball series.
In her stint with the Manchester Originals, Ecclestone bagged seven wickets during The Hundred season, although her team ultimately fell short of advancing to the knockout stage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sophie Ecclestone Injury
What happened to Sophie Ecclestone?
Sophie Ecclestone, England’s top-ranked spin bowler, dislocated her shoulder during the warm-up for the Manchester Originals’ final match in The Hundred.
Will Sophie Ecclestone participate in the Women’s Big Bash League?
No, due to her shoulder injury, she has been ruled out of participation in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League in Australia.
How was Sophie Ecclestone injured?
She was injured while warming up for the Manchester Originals’ final game in The Hundred. After the incident, she was taken off the field at Old Trafford and sent to the hospital.
What did the England and Wales Cricket Board say about her injury?
The England and Wales Cricket Board released a statement confirming that Sophie Ecclestone will be unavailable for the Women’s Big Bash League after undergoing medical scans and further assessment.
Was Sophie Ecclestone scheduled to play in any other upcoming matches?
Yes, she was already set to sit out for England’s upcoming T20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka, which starts on August 31.
How has Sophie Ecclestone performed recently?
Sophie Ecclestone has been in remarkable form. She played every game in the recent Ashes series against Australia and also captained the Manchester Originals in The Hundred. She’s the top-ranked bowler in both one-day and T20 internationals.
What is the status of Manchester Originals in The Hundred?
The Manchester Originals did not qualify for the knockout stages of The Hundred. Sophie Ecclestone had taken seven wickets during her time in the tournament before her injury.
When will Sophie Ecclestone return to cricket?
The text does not provide information on the expected timeline for Sophie Ecclestone’s return to cricket following her injury.