Australia’s star player, Ellyse Perry is one of the finest women athletes in the history of Australian sports. She is one of the most loved and successful women cricketers. In this article, we will see some of the undiscovered and untold aspects of Ellyse Perry’s life.
Ellyse Perry is one of the most successful women cricketers. She has won many individual and team awards in her career. She is a fast-bowling all-rounder and there was a time when she dominated women’s cricket alone. Perry was born on 3rd November 1990 in Sydney, Australia. She was a very enthusiastic sportsperson in her childhood.
Apart from cricket, Perry represented Australia in football too. Yes, you heard it right she is the only women athlete who represented his country in both cricket and football. Down below we will see some of her football glories and we will also tell you some of her cricket achievements.
Perry made her debut in 2007 in an ODI against New Zealand and a year later she made her T20I and test debut too. She was only 16 when she made her debut and became the youngest Australian to play international cricket. She has achieved many things in cricket and some of her key achievements are, she was the first to complete 100 wickets and 1000 runs in T20Is. She is the leading run scorer and leading wicket-taker in women’s ashes.
Perry is also the most-capped Australian women’s cricketer. She also holds the record of making the highest individual score in tests for Australia. Perry was also part of many world cups. She won two 50-over world cups and six T20 world cups for Australia which makes her one of the most decorated women cricketers. It is not only cricket which defines Perry, she is an icon and an inspiration for many female cricketers. She is also one of the most beautiful women cricketers in modern-day cricket.
There are only who knew about Ellyse Perry’s football career but she has played football and cricket both at the highest level. She played in both the football and cricket World cups. She made her football debut after only two weeks after her cricket debut in 2007. She played against Hong Kong for Olympic qualifiers match and in only two minutes of the game she scored a goal.
In the 2011 FIFA women’s world cup, Ellyse Perry scored a goal against Sweden in the quarter-finals of the world cup. She scored the only Australian goal in that match but unfortunately, she ended up on the losing side. Commentator Craig Foster described it as the best Australian world cup goal.