Elyse Jane VillaniMiddle Order Batswoman
Date of Birth10/6/1989
Place of BirthMelbourne,Australia
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast medium
Elyse Villani is a middle order batswoman for Australia. Villani represents southern stars in all forms of the game(including tests). From the very early phase of her career, she is been known as a good striker of the ball having multiple range of shots in her repertoire. Ellyse Villani came into limelight when she scored a good number of runs at an U-21 Tournament. Her performances helped her to earn her maiden call up for the T20 series against New Zealand in 2009. Villani was quite lucky as she was a part of the winning Southern Stars side that lifted the World T20 in 2010. After her debut she has been performing good for the Southern stars. In middle years she lost her rhythm, going for big shots and losing wickets along with hamstring issues that saw her lose her spot in the side.
But she made a stunning comeback in 2013, where she scored loads of runs in WNCL for her domestic team Victorian Spirit. She was also a part of the World cup winning team in 2013. Giving impressive performances in shorter format of the game didn’t help her as she had to wait five long years to get her ODI cap. She made her ODI debut in 2014 against England. That same year she also played her first Test against the same opposition. Since then, Villani has been a regular member of the team. Thus far, she has played 70+ international matches for the Southern sides having 1500+ runs by her name. Currently she has moved to Western Australia, where she plays for the Perth Scorchers in the WBBL and also let the team to the finals of the tournament in second season. She also possesses a good captaincy record for the franchise and plays in Kia Super league representing Loughborough Lightning. Quite like most other Aussie sportswomen, Villani too was selected to represent her country in dodgeball, something she couldn’t quite fulfill, because of her cricketing commitments.