It will take as much as six weeks for Mooney’s calf to heal, after she picked up the injury in Gujarat’s opening game of the T20 league last weekend.
The 29-year-old missed the next two matches and will now travel home for rehabilitation, with South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt replacing her in the Gujarat squad.
Wolvaardt, who was in Pakistan to take part in the Women’s League exhibition matches, has been released by her team Super Women.
“I was really looking forward to the maiden WPL season … but unfortunately injuries are part and parcel of the sport and I am gutted to be missing the remainder of the season,” Mooney said in a statement.
“I will be keeping a close eye on the team’s performance from afar and will be rooting for them every single day,” she said about Gujarat, who are fourth in the five-team league after one win and two losses.
“Though I will be away from the field of play for the rest of the season, I am looking forward to coming back stronger, fitter and I will definitely be hungrier next season.”
Mooney, one of the three Australians to captain teams in the first WPL season, top-scored for Australia in their victory in the final of the T20 World Cup against South Africa in February.
Besides Mooney, her fellow Australians Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning are leading UP Warriorz and Delhi Capitals respectively.