Australia Women’s captain Meg Lanning could return for their next match against England at Bristol on Sunday (July 9). However, coach Matthew Mott mentioned that her participation in the games thereafter would depend on a match-by-match assessment.
It’s quite painful,” Mott said. “She hasn’t been able to throw, most people know this, for the last eight-nine months. That’s been hard for her but she’s a very tough character.
The skipper took a couple of days off from her training but her coach remained “very hopeful” of her return for the marquee clash.
“We’ve been managing her for the last couple of months. The shoulder’s been giving her a bit of grief. It’s not great but Kate Mahony, our physio, has been exceptional in her communication and how she can manage it,” he added.
“We spoke to Alex six weeks ago. Of course she wanted to be captain, but the way she’s handled the situation has been exceptional. She’s an ultimate team player and she understands the reasons why we’ve gone with that model. She’s just trying to bring everything she can to the vice-captaincy, and she continues to do that,” Mott noted.