On Sunday last, Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry made history when she became the first ever cricketer, male or female to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in the T20 format of international cricket. A phenomenal achievement by a phenomenal sportswoman and one which makes her our International 20×20 Sportswoman of the week.
Ellyse is in fact a dual international playing both soccer and cricket for her country. She was the youngest person to be capped at both sports for Australia and has represented her country at both the cricket and soccer World Cups.
In recent years she has focused on cricket with great success and currently is one of the star performers for the Australian team that have just won the Ashes series against England. She stars both as a bowler and batswoman for the team.
Ellyse was the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2017. In the current Ashes series, she scored 116 in the test match and took 7 wickets for 22 runs in one of the One Day Internationals.