English pacer Katherine Brunt has been ruled out of this year’s Women’s World T20 because of a back injury, ICC Cricket has reported.
Fran Wilson will replace the veteran fast bowler for the multi-nation event in the West Indies.
She was withdrawn from the team after experiencing a “flare-up of an existing back injury” during a warm-up fixture against India in Guyana. She couldn’t complete the fixture and left the field in discomfort after bowling five deliveries in the game.
The ICC event technical committee, comprising Geoff Allardice, Chris Tetley, Mel Jones, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Jennifer Nero and Roland Holder, has approved her replacement.
England will play its first game of the Women’s World T20 against Sri Lanka on Saturday.