Ellyse Perry has continued to add to her already impressive career highlights during Australia's most recent series win against India.
Australia closed out their mixed-format series against India last Sunday. Their final T20 win brought up their points tally to 11 against India's 5. The series was a close one, with India being denied of the chance to get all points in the Test and first T20 due to wash out and having to ultimately share those matches' points with Australia.
Australia won the first two ODIs by nine and five wickets respectively and the last two T20s by wickets and 14 runs respectively. India won the third ODI of the mixed-format series in a dramatic manner beating the Aussies by two wickets and ending Australia's record breaking 26 straight ODI wins streak.
Eight new Australian women made Australian or format debuts during the series with Hannah Darlington (ODI, T20I), Stella Campbell (ODI, Test), Annabel Sutherland (Test), Darcie Brown (Test), Georgia Wareham (Test), Tahlia McGrath (T20I) receiving first caps in the respective format.
The series marked the first Test between the two nations in 15 years. It also marked the second nation, other than England, that nearly all players currently contracted with the Australian national cricket team had faced in a Test match, including Ellyse Perry.
While a number of players shone this series, Perry continued her storied career by breaking a number of records in Australian and women's cricket. She surpassed the 300 wicket mark in all formats of and became the first woman to reach the double of 5000 runs and 300 wickets in international cricket.
Last Saturday she picked up her 252nd international cap surpassing Alex Blackwell to become Australia's most capped cricketer. Perry took 14 years to achieve the milestone, which is quite incredible if you consider that for the first half of her career she also played at the highest levels of football as well.
Ellyse Perry. Our most capped player across all formats.— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) October 9, 2021
A fitting milestone for a remarkable person. The impact you've had on our game cannot be overstated, Pez â #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/NKKeynmEGC
She and her teammates will next feature in the Women's Big Bash League, set to start this Thursday, October 14, 2021. The season will begin at the Tasmanian hub, with all teams heading to the state.
Games are then scheduled to move and take place in Western Australia, Southern Australia and Queensland for the second half of the season. Due to border closures no games are scheduled in Victoria or New South Wales this year.
All WBBL|07 games will be broadcast on television. The full WBBL schedule can be found using the following link.