Tejas Rathi ∙ Dec 5 2022, 3:00 PM

Alice Capsey ruled out of West Indies series due to broken collarbone

image-lbawwt9sAlice Capsey (Source: Twitter)

England Women's batting all-rounder Alice Capsey has been ruled out of the West Indies due to a broken collarbone. 

Capsey featured for the Three Lionesses in the first game of the ODI series on Sunday at Antigua and contributed 17 off 13, laced with three fours. However, the young star sustained a blow to her left shoulder, during a fielding attempt to save a boundary in the latter half of the game. 

The 18-year-old remained on the ground to receive the treatment, but eventually left the field and was taken to the hospital. 

With this development, she will not take further part in the rest two ODI matches and the five T20I matches in the Caribbean Tour.  Furthermore, her participation in the T20 World Cup in February is also in doubt. 

Statement from ECB

"Alice Capsey sustained an injury on the field during the first ODI against West Indies Women. Upon further examination, she has broken her left collarbone and will be unavailable for the remainder of the tour. Capsey will now return home to the UK."

Recently, Capsey was one of the six players to receive a first central contract by the ECB. She rose to fame earlier this year with impressive T20I performances against Sri Lanka and South Africa. 

In the Hundred Women's 2022, she helped Oval Invincibles to lift the title with contribution of 118 runs and eight wickets in six appearances. The consistent performances paved the way to cement her place across T20I and ODI side. 

Meanwhile, England Women secured a 142-run victory over West Indies Women in the first ODI. The visitors slammed 307, with contributions from Nat Sciver (90) and Danielle Wyatt (68). In response, West Indies were bundled out for 165. 

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