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Elyse Villani

Batter

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Villani was selected to represent Australia in dodge ball, but was unable to due to cricket commitments.

RUNS
0
AVERAGE
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Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
29
HEIGHT
172CM
BORN

Melbourne

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

WA

WA
LOCAL CLUB

Prahran

Bio

Top-order bat Elyse Villani’s clean hitting and impeccable timing have seen her grow into one of the most damaging batters in international women’s cricket.

Villani has enjoyed great success with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, helping them to lift the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 trophy in the West Indies in 2010. 

A hamstring injury saw the Victorian spend the majority of the 2011-12 season on the sidelines, making the path back to national selection all the more difficult. 

In a bid to add more variety to her game, Villani travelled to the UK during the off-season to play for Staffordshire.

Upon her return to Australia, Villani’s dedication and hard work paid off as she recorded one of her most dominant domestic seasons. Her standout performances for the Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit led to a return to the national side in 2013.

Villani was recalled to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars for the ICC Women’s World Cup in India, a title which the team claimed. She was rewarded for her consistent performances throughout the season with a national contract for the following international season.

After missing out on the ODI series against Pakistan in 2014, Villani returned for the T20I with a bang, leading the series run-scorers with 181 runs at an average of 60.33 and a strike rate of 126.57 across four matches.

She helped Australia win back the Ashes from England in 2015, before a move to the Western Fury and Perth Scorchers for 2015-16.

Villani steers Scorchers to victory

Perth Scorchers opener Elyse Villani hit an unbeaten half-century to lead her team home against the Melbourne Stars


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Villani begins WBBL|04 with a fine fifty

No signs of jet lag for World T20 champion Elyse Villani as the Perth Scorchers opener posted a half-century in the first game of WBBL|04


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Relaxed Villani looks ahead to Guyana

Elyse Villani is not sure what to expect when Australia's women's team travels to Guyana as preparations for the World Twenty20 ramp up


Scorchers sneak home in thriller

A big scare for the Perth side, but Elyse Villani's half-century led them home against the Hurricanes


Mature Villani enjoying new role

Now a veteran of the Australian team, Elyse Villani is out to make the most of her time with the national side


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Pad rash no concern for Villani

The Australia veteran has confidence in her fellow batters to remain patient as they wait for their chance to impress in the Caribbean


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