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The 33-year-old allrounder reached the significant milestone overnight in Australia’s T20I win over India at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Perry finished 34 not out and hit the winning runs to secure a 6-wicket victory.
Perry made her international debut against New Zealand in July 2007 as a 16-year-old before she had played a domestic match at senior level. Through her 300 games, Perry has been part of six T20 World Cup wins, two ODI World Cups titles and a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
One of Australia’s greatest ever allrounders, no player has taken more wickets for Australia than Perry’s 323 across all three formats, while her 6,585 runs place her second overall behind Meg Lanning. With a seamless blend of elegant batting and potent bowling, combined with an unrivalled drive for improvement, she has consistently been a match-winner for Australia.
Perry was the first player – male or female – to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in T20 internationals, an accomplishment she also achieved in One-Day internationals. However, Perry’s impact transcends her on-field feats. Off the field, she has been an inspiration to a generation of female cricketers and has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of women’s cricket globally. Perry’s dedication to the game and her commitment to fostering the next generation of talent has left an indelible mark on the sport’s landscape.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said: Congratulations to Ellyse Perry on her 300th international appearance overnight. Ellyse is one of the finest allrounders the game has ever seen and is the most inspiring role model for young people aspiring to play sport.She has been such an instrumental part of the Australian women’s cricket team, which is one of the most successful teams in Australian sporting history.
It is testament to Ellyse’s professionalism and sustained performance at the elite level that she has just been nominated for ICC T20 cricketer of the year. “We look forward to being able to watch Ellyse and the rest of the Australian team take on South Africa in a multi-format series which begins on January 27 in Canberra.