Another blow for Melbourne Renegades; Georgia Wareham ruled out of WBBL06

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Another blow for Melbourne Renegades; Georgia Wareham ruled out of WBBL06

Georgia Wareham. © Getty Images

Melbourne Renegades leg-spinner Georgia Wareham has been ruled out of the remainder of the sixth season of the Women's Big Bash League due to a bone stress reaction in her shin, the club announced on Tuesday (November 10).

Wareham has been a vital cog in the Renegades' wheel, this season, finding her feet in the competition as a genuine allrounder. She scored her maiden WBBL half-century against Sydney Sixers earlier this month, and is the leading run-scorer for the team with 139 runs in five innings. With the ball, she has taken three wickets, providing great control to the attack.

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The news comes as a big blow to the Renegades who have already lost the services of allrounder Maitlan Brown, who was ruled out of the tournament with a hamstring injury earlier this week. Strike bowler and overseas pro, Lea Tahuhu too has been unable to take the field yet, having suffered a lower back/ side strain through the series against Australia last month.

In what has been a difficult start to the season for the team in red, the Renegades have managed only one win in seven matches. Their batters haven't yet come to the party, with opener Lizelle Lee desperately struggling for form. Wareham's injury will now likely further dent the confidence of the side.

In her absence, the pressure would be on Sophie Molineux and Amy Satterthwaite to deliver for the club. Victoria allrounder Elly Donald has been named as the replacement for their next match against the Hobart Hurricanes.