Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry is one of the best cricketers in the world right now and the way she has contributed for the Aussies in the last 2-3 years has made her the shining example of sheer consistency. The Aussies will be hoping her to carry on with her amazing form in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which starts later this month.
Speaking about the star-studded event, the Australian cricketer revealed that pace bowling will be really important in the upcoming ICC tournament. She further stated that fast bowlers will play a key role in determining who will win the prestigious trophy.
Perry believes that the fast bowling will come back into the limelight once the tournament starts.
“I think fast bowling in general if you look at the trend across the WBBL earlier this season, it’s almost come back into vogue a little bit in a sense,” Perry said.
The advantage will certainly be with the sides possessing quality pacers because most of the matches are scheduled to play at the Manuka Oval, the Sydney Cricket Ground, and the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The pitches at these ground have always supported the pacers more and it seems that pacers will have the last laugh this time.
The Wisden Cricketer of the Year also explained how to pace bowling is making a strong comeback after being overshadowed by spin in the last few years. She concluded by praising her fellow teammate Tayla Vlaeminck for putting up a great show in the second game against India in the ongoing tri-series between Australia, India, and England.
“The wickets are a little bit harder, they’ve probably had a bit more time so they’ve got a bit more carry and bounce, and if you look at Tayla Vlaeminck’s performance last weekend in Canberra, she’s got incredible x-factor on Australian wickets and that was crucial for us in that second game against India. So I think across the board, fast-bowling is going to play a big role in this world cup which is really exciting,” Ellyse Perry told the reporters.
Vlaeminck picked up three wickets in the game against India in the tri-series while Perry scalped four as they bundled out the Women in Blue on 103. The Aussies will face India and England one more time in the series to make their way to the tri-series final.
On the other hand, the team led by Meg Lanning will start their World Cup campaign against India on February 21 in Sydney.