Beth Mooney’s debut in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) did not go as planned, as the Gujarat Giants captain was retired out with a knee injury in Saturday’s tournament opener against Mumbai Indians.
Mooney, who led Australia to victory in the T20 World Cup final against South Africa last month, won the toss and chose to bat against the Mumbai Indians, who won 207-5 at the DY Patil Stadium near Mumbai. Mooney’s deputy in Gujarat, Sneh Rana, could not immediately provide an update on the extent of Australia’s injury.
“We are still to be updated by the physio,” Rana said even as she promised Gujarat, who face UP Warriorz on Sunday, would bounce back.
“We will keep our head high. The tournament has just started. We’ll come back stronger.”