Playing the third T20I against New Zealand, Australia’s Ellyse Perry has now become the cricketer with most appearances in Women’s T20 International, accounting to 123. The record was previously held by Suzie Bates from New Zealand for appearing 122 times.
Adding another feather to her cap, Perry has now played the most number of T20Is format (men and women). She has 1243 runs and 115 wickets to her name in 122 T20Is. She is followed by Suzie Bates (122 T20Is) and West Indies’ batter Deandra Dottin (118 T20Is).
🏆 RECORD 🏆
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) April 1, 2021
The Australian all-rounder made her T20I comeback after a year in the ongoing series against the White Ferns. She was injured during the 2020 T20 World Cup and was ruled out of the tournament before the finals. She also scored the winning runs in the 1st T20I against New Zealand.
Perry, who is ranked as the No.1 all-rounder, was also named the ICC T20 Player of the year, ICC ODI Player of the year, and ICC Female Player of the Decade in the year 2020.
Apart from that, Ellyse Perry also has some major achievements to her name –
- Winner of the Belinda Clark Award (2016)
- Record double century in Ashes (213 not out) – the highest score ever by an Australian (2017)
- Winner of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women Cricketer of the Year (2017)
- First Australian Cricketer, male or female, to play their 100th Twenty20 international (2018)
- Winner of the Belinda Clark Award (2018)
- First Big Bash player, male or female, to reach 2000 runs (2019)
- Record for the most runs in a BBL season, scoring 777 runs at 86.33, 221 runs clear of the previous record holder.
- Record for the best ever ODI bowling figures by an Australian woman in Women’s Ashes (7-22 from 10 overs).
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