WPL 2024: Here’s why RCB all-rounder Ellyse Perry not playing today’s game against Delhi Capitals

In a surprising turn of events at the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 Match 07 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC), the name of RCB’s star all-rounder Ellyse Perry was notably absent from the team sheet. Her absence raised questions among fans and experts alike, especially considering RCB’s unbeaten streak in the ongoing tournament so far.

Reason why Ellyse Perry is not playing today’s game

The official social media handles of RCB shed light on Perry missing the highly-anticipated encounter against DC. According to the Bangalore-based franchise, Perry was not named in the playing XI for today’s game as she is ill.

In her place, South Africa’s Nadine de Klerk has been called in the starting XI as a like-to-like replacement.

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Impact on RCB’s lineup

Despite the absence of their star player, RCB entered the field with a formidable lineup. With overseas players like Sophie Devine and Georgia Wareham in the team, RCB aims to maintain their winning streak and secure a crucial victory against the last year’s runner-ups.

RCB vs DC: Playing XIs of both sides

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Sabbhineni Meghana, Nadine de Klerk, Richa Ghosh (wk), Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Shreyanka Patil, Simran Bahadur, Asha Sobhana, Renuka Thakur Singh

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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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