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 Australian Women's cricket team, 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 Australian Women's cricket team 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.

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

Villani leads Scorchers to victory

She may have been involved in running out her skipper, but Elyse Villani made up for it with this unbeaten 66 from 50

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Villani in fine form at the WACA

Scorchers opener Elyse Villani reached the boundary nine times in her knock of 62 against the Renegades

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Villani steers Scorchers to victory

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

Aussie teammates forge new rivalry

Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani kept themselves busy during the player leave period, but it's all business now as the Ashes approach

Villani puts her hand up for opening spot

Having not played an ODI in 2018, Victorian right-hander is eyeing off the vacant opening spot for the series against New Zealand

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Scorchers star Elyse Villani is starring both on and off the field this Rebel WBBL season