Kim Garth has withdrawn from the Ireland women’s tour of Zimbabwe.
The all-rounder suffered a slight injury while playing for the Sydney Sixers as they beat Perth Scorchers to win successive Women’s Big Bash titles.
Ireland head coach Aaron Hamilton will call up a replacement to join the squad for the remainder of the tour.
Ireland and Zimbabwe’s one-day series finished tied on one win apiece after the final game was called off on because of a waterlogged pitch.
Isobel Joyce, a late arrival into the Ireland camp after captaining the Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), scored a career-best 91 runs off 101 balls to help Ireland to a 12-run victory over Zimbabwe on Saturday.
The two sides will compete in five T20 internationals from 8-14 February.
“Kim was due to travel from Australia to join the squad in Zimbabwe,” said Hamilton.
“However, with the fantastic final-winning run of the Sydney Sixers, Kim sustained an injury during the latter stages of the WBBL, and after a precautionary MRI it was felt it would be better for her to return to Melbourne for follow up treatment.”