England’s Katherine Brunt ruled out of Women’s World T20

November 9, 2018

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She was withdrawn from the team after experiencing a “flare-up of an existing back injury” during a warm-up fixture against India in Guyana.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.

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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.