Happy Birthday Ellyse Perry: Look at the sporting journey of the versatile Australian cricketer

First Published 3, Nov 2020, 1:30 PM

As Ellyse Perry turns 30 today, Twitter is flooded with wishes, as players from different sporting arenas wish her on this special day. Perry, who debuted in the national cricket team and the national soccer team at the age of 16, has come up strongly as an Australian women cricketer of late.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ellyse Perry has represented her country in cricket and association football, and is the youngest Australian to play international cricket, besides being the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups.</p>

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ellyse Perry has represented her country in cricket and association football, and is the youngest Australian to play international cricket, besides being the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups.

<p>As she turns 30 today, wishes have poured in for the talented sportswoman.</p>

As she turns 30 today, wishes have poured in for the talented sportswoman.

<p style="text-align: justify;">A prolific right-handed batswoman, she is also a lethal pacer for the Australian side. She gave her one-sided attention to cricket from 2014.</p>

A prolific right-handed batswoman, she is also a lethal pacer for the Australian side. She gave her one-sided attention to cricket from 2014.

<p style="text-align: justify;">In her brief cricketing career, Perry has 624, 3n022 and 1n218 runs with 31, 152 and 114 wickets in eight&nbsp;Tests, 112 ODIs and 120 T20Is, respectively.</p>

In her brief cricketing career, Perry has 624, 3n022 and 1n218 runs with 31, 152 and 114 wickets in eight Tests, 112 ODIs and 120 T20Is, respectively.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Besides, she is the first player to reach 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in T20Is.</p>

Besides, she is the first player to reach 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in T20Is.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Perry’s incredible 213 not out is the highest individual score by an Australian in Women’s Tests.</p>

Perry’s incredible 213 not out is the highest individual score by an Australian in Women’s Tests.