Left Arm seamer Cheatle set to miss WPL due to skin cancer treatment

Australia’s left arm seamer Lauren Cheatle will miss the second season of WPL and the ongoing season of WNCL in Australia due to skin cancer treatment on her neck.

Cheatle underwent the treatment on Wednesday. The last treatment she took for the same was in 2021. The procedure also puts Cheatle in doubt for her availability in Australia’s home Test match against South Africa

The Statement

“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 Test debut against India last year which was also her maiden international appearance since 2019 due to multiple injuries which kept her out of action for a significant amount of time.

The Performance

Regarding her domestic performances, Cheatle has taken 11 wickets in 3 matches for New South Wales at an average of 15.45 in the WNCL. She claimed 21 wickets for Sydney Sixers in the last edition of WBBL.

Lauren Cheatle has played 7 T20Is, 4 ODIs, and 1 Test for Australia and has picked up Seven wickets across formats. 

Although Cheatle will miss the second season of WPL slated to start from February 23 the seamer has the experience of playing in India having made her Test debut against India last year.

What They Said

 In the words of Cheatle “I did think the green and gold was probably behind me, not that I wanted to stop trying,” she said. “I think the game has moved so far ahead and you can see the talent coming through is getting better and better. They’re one of the best teams in world sport, not just cricket, so to be able to be in that 16 is [something] I’m proud of.”

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