Ellyse Perry is an Australian double international sportswoman, who has represented Australia in both cricket and Football. At present, she only plays cricket but to the level of an outstanding athlete. Whenever there is a talk of Women’s cricket, the first name that strikes the mind is Perry’s. Perry’s career can make for an overwhelming count of reading. She is the youngest person to represent Australia (male or female) in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and soccer World Cups. In the early phase of her career, on most occasions her matches(football and cricket) got overlapped and the situation was that she has to opt out for a single game. She opted for cricket, a game she has taken to outstanding heights with her destructive classy batting and bowling, marked with cunning accuracy. She is amongst the most marketable athlete of Australia. She also handles various Radio shows and T.V shows(related to football and sports).
To elaborate further, Perry took to cricket since her childhood. She has been a multi-tasker. Playing domestic at a higher level and representing Australia in different youth tours, she impressed everyone with her skills. This was the reason that she was fast tracked by the selectors to play the ODI series against New Zealand in 2007 when she was just 16. Though her first few matches were not so good but eventually, she picked the sport brightly. Her cricket debut was followed by the football debut. Just few days after she made her T20 debut grabbing the player of the match in her first T20 effort. Since then she has never never looked back.Her consistency anoints a special place for herself.She has also given some jaw dropping performances in the Test matches, especially the Ashes. In the recently-concluded Day night Test match Perry slammed an incredible double hundred against England. Talking about her domestic career, she has been representing New South Wales since her starting phase(2007-08). New South wales is amongst the most Successful domestic side winning most of the major titles. The main reason behind NSW success is Perry’s consistent performances. In WBBL she captains Sydney Sixers – the most successful team of the tournament. Under Perry’s captaincy Sydney Sixers have bagged two titles, just missed one final against Sydney Thunder in 2016. Till date she has represented Australia in 180+ International matches(including test). Her batting average is just extraordinary. She averages 61.71 in Tests ,51.17 in ODI’s, and 26.56 in T20’s. Not only is her batting great, she is also good at bowling.Thus far, she has bagged 210 + International wickets. Her stats prove why she is called the face of the Women’s cricket.
Australia are blessed to have this star player in their team. She is the main pillar of the Aussies forming the core along with her team mates Lanning and Healy. Her attacking instincts with the bat along with her medium pace bowling always gives an extra dimension to the team. She also plays for Loughborough Lightning in KIA super league. If we talk about annual ICC rankings, Perry’s name quite frequently features in all dimensions. She has also been a regular member of the ICC team of the year. In 2017 she bagged the maiden Raachael Heyhoe Flint award which is named as an ICC Women’s cricketer of the year. She has also bagged Belinda Clark award multiple times(2016,2018). She was also the member of the World cup winning triumphs in 2013(ODI) and 2012, 2014(T20).