WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants might be losing their captain Beth Mooney for the rest of the season, confirmed batter Rachael Haynes on the sidelines of the tournament.
Mumbai,UPDATED: Mar 5, 2023 23:20 IST
Beth Mooney is most likely out of Women’s Premier League 2023. (PTI Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: Gujarat Giants batter Rachael Haynes confirmed that captain Beth Mooney will most likely be ruled out of the tournament. Speaking on the sidelines of Gujarat vs UP Warriorz match, Haynes said that Mooney’s scans came back on Sunday evening and things did not look very good.
Gujarat Giants have been tight-lipped about Mooney’s injury, and Haynes did not reveal the nature of the injury as well.
Mooney, who won the T20 World Cup with Australia twisted her knee during Gujarat’s opening match in the Women’s Premier League against Mumbai Indians, by a massive margin of 143 runs. Mooney’s news comes right after the Deandra Dottin controversy, where was left out of the team for the season. Gujarat clarified the situation via a small tweet stating that they did not get the required medical clearance from her in time.
Gujarat sunk to yet another defeat in the Women’s Premier League 2023, losing to UP Warriorz by 3 wickets. Gujarat looked in control going into the death overs where UP needed 70 from the final 5 overs. Grace Harris slammed a rapid 59* off just 26 balls to turn the game on its head.
Gujarat conceded 47 in the final 3 overs of the match, where the players lost cool, missed regulation runouts. Harris, one of the cleanest hitters in the game, scored 7 boundaries and 3 sixes on Sunday evening, submitting Gujarat Giants into yet another defeat.
UP Warriorz were struggling at a point when Kim Garth ran through the majority of the batting line-up and picked up 5 wickets on the day. However, that was not to keep the UP side in check.