Ellyse Perry Biography :
Ellyse Perry is currently one of the most talented women all-rounders in the cricket world. She is just not a cricketer, she is an athlete who made her debut for both Australia women’s cricket and Australia women’s football team at the tender age of 16. She is the youngest cricketer to represent Australia (both men and women cricket) and the first international sportsperson to represent Australia in both women Cricket World Cup and the women football world cup.
After successfully representing Australia in both cricket and football she had to make a call and choose a game at the time of the London Olympics in 2012 and this is when she opted to continue playing cricket for Australia women.
Early Life & Journey
Ellyse Alexandra Perry was born on 3 November 1990 in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Beecroft Public School and graduated from Pymble Ladies College in 2008. During her school days, Perry played tennis, athletics, touch football and golf along with soccer and cricket.
In 2007 at the age of 16 Perry was drafted by the New South Wales for an under 19 interstate tournament. She performed extremely well and helped her team to win all three matches. One month later she was called up by the Australian youth team for New Zealand tour. Her performances helped her fast-track the route to the senior team.
On 22 July 2007, Ellyse Perry made her one-day international debut against New Zealand in Darwin. With her debut, she became the youngest Australian male or female to play ODI cricket. Without having any experience at the senior level she played her debut tournament quite impressively with 4 wickets at an average of 30.50. She made her women’s National Cricket League debut for New South Wales during the 2007-8 Australian summers, her senior domestic debut came after her international debut. On 15 February 2008 at the age of 17 years, she became the youngest Australian test cricketer ever.
Her inaugural women’s World T20 in England in 2009 did not go according to her plans as she couldn’t perform to her potential. She made a great comeback in the 2010 World T20 final and won the player of the match award while helping Australia to win the cup.
She was doing quite well at the international stage but was not able to convert her performances in domestic T20 cricket and this was a bit of a shock to all those who had seen her perform at the international stage.
In the 2013 ICC women’s cricket world cup held in India, Ellyse led the Australian bowling line up. She even played the final with a painkiller injection for her ankle injury. In 2015, she won the player of the series award in the woman’s Ashes as she scored the highest runs and took most wickets in the series.
She became the first Australian player to play 100 T20 international matches on 17 November 2018. The match was played between India and Australia in the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20. In 2019, she became the fourth female cricketer to hit two consecutive centuries in the Ashes test. She is also the first woman to take 100 wickets and record 1000 runs in T20 International Cricket.
Cricket & Stats
Perry made her debut for the Australian women’s cricket team on 15 February 2018 against England women at Bowral.
Her one-day international debut for Australian women’s cricket team came on 22nd July 2007 against New Zealand women at Darwin.
Her T20 international debut for Australia came on 1 February 2008 against England women at Melbourne.
She has played 8 test matches for Australian women’s cricket team scoring 624 runs at an average of 78. She has a high score of 230 not out. She has two centuries and two half-centuries to her name. In her eight matches, she has picked up 31 wickets at an economy of 2.20 and an average of 18.19. Her best figure in a test innings is 6 wickets for 32 runs and her best figure in a test match is 9 wickets for 70 runs.
When it comes to one-day internationals, she has represented Australia in 112 matches scoring 3022 runs with a high score of 112 not out. She averages 52.10 in one day internationals. She has two centuries and 27 half-centuries to her name. She has picked up 152 wickets in ODI at an economy of 4.33 and an average of 24. 29. Her best bowling figure is 7 wickets for 22 runs. She has three five-wicket hauls and one four-wicket haul in her career.
In the shorter format of the game, she has represented Australia in 116 matches scoring 1192 runs with a high score of 60 not out. She averages 29.07 with a strike rate of 105.02. She has four half-centuries to her name. She has picked up 113 wickets in her T20 career with her best spell of 4 wickets for 12 runs. She averages 18.97 and has an economy of 5.87 in T20 Internationals. In T20 cricket she has four 4 wicket hauls.
Father: Mark Perry
Mother: Kathy Perry (Doctor)
Brother: Damien Perry
Coach/Mentor: Mark Perry (Father)
Date of Birth: 3 November 1990
Age: 29 years
Birth Place: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpian
School: Oakhill Drive Public School, New South Wales
College: Pymble Ladies College, New South Wales Religion: Christianity
Address: New South Wales, Australia
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriends: Matt Toomua (Australian Rugby Player)
Ellyse Perry Husband: Matt Toomua
Marriage Date: 19th December 2015
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Eye Colour: Hazel Brown
Hair Colour: Blonde