Lauren Cheatle ruled out of WPL due to Cancer treatment

 Lauren Cheatle ruled out of WPL due to Cancer treatment

Lauren Cheatle (Source: X)

Australia’s left-arm seamer Lauren Cheatle has been ruled out of the remainder of the domestic season and the WPL following a medical treatment to treat skin cancer on her neck. Cheatle had an operation on Wednesday. She had previously been treated for skin cancer in 2021.

Lauren Cheatle was signed by the Gujarat Giants for this season’s WPL, which begins on February 23 but will now miss the event as well as the remainder of the WNCL season for New South Wales. She got 3 for 18 in her previous appearance against ACT and has taken 11 wickets at 15.45 this season. For Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), she took 21 wickets.

“Cheatle is aiming to return to training with NSW following the players’ scheduled off-season break,” a Cricket New South Wales statement said.

Lauren Cheatle made her first international participation since 2019

Cheatle had a similar treatment on her leg in 2021, and this is just one of countless procedures she has had over her career. The pacer’s international games have been restricted thus far owing to a persistent shoulder condition for which she has undergone many reconstructive surgeries.

Last year, Lauren Cheatle made her Test debut for Australia against India, marking her first international participation since 2019 after a string of shoulder problems. In the first over she bowled nine overs but failed to take wickets. Australia women lost the match by eight wickets. She may have been considered for the Test against South Africa in Perth this month.

Since making her debut in 2017 Lauren Cheatle has been prone to injury, requiring three shoulder surgeries since then. Till now he only got to play in four ODIs and seven T20Is.

Gujarat Giants who finished last in the first season of WPL is aiming to do best in the upcoming season. The Giants will be looking for a replacement to replenish their fast-bowling pool for the second season, which begins on February 25 against the reigning champions Mumbai Indians. Sophia Dunkley and Lauren Bell have been opted out of the upcoming WPL season.


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