RCB’s Wonder Woman: 10 lesser-known facts about Ellyse Perry

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  • Ellyse Perry made her international debut at a tender age of 16 years and eight months.

  • Perry is part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Women's Premier League.

RCB’s Wonder Woman: 10 lesser-known facts about Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

Ellyse Perry, the epitome of grace and talent, stands tall as a beacon of excellence in the world of cricket. From her debut at the age of just 16 years and eight months for the Australian women’s cricket team to her illustrious career spanning over a decade, Perry has captivated the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide with her unparalleled skill and unwavering dedication to the game.

Ellyse Perry: One of the most admired women cricketer

Not only is Perry celebrated for her cricketing prowess, but she also boasts a remarkable versatility as she has represented Australia in two distinct sports — cricket and football. Her participation in both the cricket and football World Cups solidifies her status as a trailblazer, breaking barriers and defying expectations at every turn.

Beyond her athletic achievements, Perry’s elegance and style have made her a darling of the masses, earning her a legion of devoted fans around the globe who are always curious to know about her personal and cricketing milestones. On that note, here are 10 interesting facts about Perry.

10 interesting facts about Ellyse Perry

1. Perry was the first player to achieve the monumental feat of amassing 1,000 runs and claiming 100 wickets in T20 internationals, showcasing her exceptional all-round abilities.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

2. With a monumental score of 213 not out in Test matches, Perry holds the record for the highest individual score by an Australian woman, demonstrating her sheer dominance with the bat.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

3. Perry’s stellar performances have earned her numerous individual accolades, including being named the ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade, ICC Female ODI Player of the Decade, and ICC Female T20 Player of the Decade. She has also won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award and the Belinda Clark Award three times each..

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

4. She  is the first Australian cricketer to accumulate over 6,000 runs and claim more than 300 wickets in international cricket, a testament to her unparalleled contribution to the sport.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

5. With an unparalleled record of eight world titles with Australia, including 11 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) championships with NSW and two Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) titles with the Sydney Sixers, Perry’s trophy cabinet speaks volumes about her unrivalled success at the highest level of the game.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

6. Her dominance in the WBBL reached new heights when she amassed a record-breaking 777 runs in a single edition (most by an individual player in tournament’s history), averaging an astonishing 86.33 with the bat, further establishing her as a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

7. Perry’s versatility in T20 cricket is unparalleled, as she stands as the first-ever cricketer to score multiple centuries and claim multiple five-wicket hauls in T20 internationals, solidifying her reputation as a true maestro of the shortest format.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

8. In a remarkable milestone, Perry recently became the first Australian cricketer, and only the fourth overall, to participate in 300 international games, highlighting her longevity and enduring impact on the sport.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

9. The Aussie all-rounder was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise in inaugural edition of Women’s Premier League (WPL) for a whopping amount of INR 1.7 crore.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

10. Perry’s bowling prowess came to the fore when she recorded the best-ever figures in the history of the WPL, claiming six wickets for a mere 15 runs, leaving a lasting impression on the cricketing world.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry (Image Source: Twitter)

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