Averages 78.00 with the bat and 18.19 with the ball in Tests. Averages 50.35 with the bat and 24.87 with the ball in ODIs.
These statistics surely belong to one of the greatest players the game has ever produced. Step forward Australia’s Elysse Perry!
If she were only a batter then she’d be set to go down in history as one of the greatest. If she were only a bowler then she’d be set to go down in history as one of the greatest. BUT SHE’S BOTH!
She’s so far ahead of her peers that she’s, dare I say it… Bradmanesque. That would be doing Perry and the women’s game a disservice though by comparing her and it to the men’s game.
Do her teammates envy her? Do they get sick of it all being about Ellyse?
Golden Girl, Southern Star, Ellyse the Incredible, it’s all been written before. Cricketer, footballer, author, you know how it goes…
When I typed Ellyse Perry into Google to check her stats, I saw a comment suggesting that the Wahroonga native be considered one of Australia’s greatest ever sportspersons. Surely somebody’s already described her as Australia’s greatest ever female too. Forget Australia and female. How about Ellyse Perry is simply one of the world’s greatest sportspeople?!