Women’s Ashes 2022: Beth Mooney to return in Ashes Test, passed fit to play in just 10 days of injury;
Women’s Ashes 2022: Australia batter Beth Mooney will be returning to the Ashes Test squad, after was she passed fit to play in just 10 days of sustaining a fractured jaw while training in the nets.
The Ashes Test will begin in Canberra on Thursday. On the Monday before the first T20I in Adelaide, Mooney broke her jaw. Meg Lanning, the skipper, confirmed Mooney’s participation in the Test at Manuka Oval on Wednesday in Canberra.
“She’s been passed fit to play. So from a medical perspective, that’s all good. It was sort of around her comfort levels and confidence levels getting back into it after being hit, she’s had no issues at all. So once she was cleared and she’s confident and ready to go, there were no issues about bringing her back,” Lanning said as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
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“It’s pretty incredible. Right from the moment she got hit she was pretty positive about the whole situation. To be coming back to play international cricket around a week after having jaw surgery is pretty inspirational for the group. she’s been really positive around everyone. She looks really good in the nets and in the field. As well so she’s confident she will have no issues moving forward,” she added.
Australia will have to make a decision about their top batting order now that Mooney has returned.
“Between [Haynes], Moons and Midge [Healy], we’ll work through what exactly that looks like. But they all can play a role on top of the order. So, again, we’ll just have a look at the wicket and see what we think will work best. But those three will certainly play, it just depends on the order with which we go,” said Lanning.