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Ellyse Perry

Allrounder

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Did you know?

Perry’s international debut for the Southern Stars in 2007 came three months before her domestic debut for New South Wales.

Allrounder

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Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

AGE
29
HEIGHT
176CM
BORN

Sydney

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

VIC

VIC
LOCAL CLUB

Dandenong

Bio

Arguably the best athlete in Australia, Ellyse Perry holds the distinction of having represented Australia in both cricket and soccer World Cups.

Perry became the youngest Australian ever to play senior international cricket when she made her debut in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl Series in Darwin in July 2007 before her 17th birthday.

She went on to make her domestic debut in the 2007-08 Women’s National Cricket League season, taking 2-29 from 10 overs in her first match.

Since her national debut, Perry has become a regular fixture for the Southern Stars, playing in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the same year.  

Leading Australia’s bowling attack, Perry played a crucial role in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Final in the West Indies in 2010. The match came down to the wire, with New Zealand requiring five runs off the last ball to claim the title. Under immense pressure, Perry bowled the final ball of the tournament, which New Zealand’s Sophie Devine struck straight off the bat.

The talented footballer stuck out her boot to deflect the ball to Lisa Sthalekar at mid-on, securing the trophy for Australia. Perry’s figures of 3-18 in the final saw her take home the Player of the Match award.

Perry featured prominently in Australia's three-peat of World T20 victories, also sealing her spot in the Team of the Tournament in 2012 and 2014. 

In 2013, Perry played a key role in Australia claiming the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2013, despite suffering an ankle injury. She finished with 3-19 in the final, claiming the scalps of the West Indies’ top three batters.

Perry was named player of the series in Australia's Ashes triumph over England in 2015 and captained the Sydney Sixers in WBBL|01.

In 2018, Perry was an integral part of the Australian Women's cricket team which went all the way to win a fourth ICC World T20 championship.

During the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 tournament in the West Indies, Perry became the first cricketer for Australia, male or female, to play 100 Twenty20 International matches. In the final of the same tournament, she became the first cricketer for Australia, male or female, to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International matches.

The iconic moment that started a decade of Aussie dominance

Members of the Australian Women's Team reflect on the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the thrilling finish that saw Ellyse Perry's boot save the day


14:58 Perry-looks-back-on-World-Cup-fairy-tale-still

Perry looks back on World Cup 'fairy tale'

Star Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry provides an update on her hamstring injury, discusses what role the WBBL will play in the cricket calendar and looks back on Australia's T20 World Cup win


7:14 The-day-Ellyse-Perry-made-history-still

Top 20 in 2020: The day Ellyse Perry made history

This is a must-watch reflection on Ellyse Perry's Commonwealth Bank Ashes series double-century at North Sydney Oval in 2017


Selfless Perry has no regrets about missing magic moment

An untimely injury robbed Aussie superstar Ellyse Perry of a spot in the playing XI for the T20 World Cup final but the allrounder recognises the significance of the landmark moment


Perry confirms she will stay with the Sixers

Star allrounder confirms she will stay with Sydney Sixers in WBBL having come off contract at the end of last season


WBBL can play key role is saving the summer: Perry

Allrounder says officials can get "really inventive" with domestic competitions if international cricket isn’t possible this season


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