Ellyse Perry today became the third woman in the history of women’s cricket to claim 150 ODI Wickets. She is now behind the highest wicket-taker Jhulan Goswami (218 Wickets) and Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick (180 Wickets). Ellyse achieved this milestone in her 109th Match and 107th Inning. Perry is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls with a right-handed fast-medium action.

“I just sleep with it next to me, and it’s a really good spooning partner at night, we’re pretty close, my bat and I,” Perry joked after she led Australia to a 151-run win against West Indies. “Every now and then, I need to do some running repairs, and I’ve been trying to find something to make my bat a little bit lighter, which I haven’t been able to do. So I take it home and never do anything with it in the end,” she said in an interview to ICC News.

Born 3 November 1990, Perry made her debut for both the Australian cricket and the Australia women’s national soccer team at the age of 16. In 2007 Perry played her first cricket international match. According to one account, Perry is the youngest person to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and football World Cups.

I just sleep with it next to me, and it’s a really good spooning partner at night – Ellyse Perry on her bat

Perry was born in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga and studied in Beecroft Public School.

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