Elyse Villani


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


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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 leads from the front with powerful knock

Scorchers captain Elyse Villani blasted an unbeaten 74 from 61 deliveries, including two big sixes, to guide her team to an emphatic win over Sydney Sixers

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Extended Highlights: Australia v ACT, day two

A brilliant century from Angela Reakes and an unbeaten 48 by Elyse Villani were the highlights on a day two in Canberra that was dominated by the bat

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Villani's day-night findings in Canberra

Australia batter Elyse Villani shares her thoughts on facing the pink ball under lights at Canberra's Manuka Oval against the ACT Invitational XI

Villani ready for change in fortunes

After a lean start to the summer with the bat, the Perth Scorchers skipper hopes her fiery innings against the Sixers is a sign of better things to come


Aussies ready for greatest Test

An even contest between bat and ball in their pink-ball practice match has Australia prepared for the historic day-night Test

Aussies start to unravel pink-ball mystery

Australian batters show improvement under lights ahead of crucial women's Ashes Test against England