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Full name Ellyse Alexandra Perry
Born November 3, 1990, Wahroonga, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 23 years 302 days
Major teams Australia Under-23s Women, Australia Women, New South Wales Under-19s Women, New South Wales Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia Women v England Women at Bowral, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 10-13, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Darwin, Jul 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v England Women at Hobart, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia Women v England Women at Melbourne, Feb 1, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v Pakistan Women at Gold Coast, Aug 31, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|16||Aus Women||v Pak Women||Gold Coast||31 Aug 2014||WT20I # 275|
|49, 1/34||ROW Women||v MCC Women||Lord's||19 May 2014||Other OD|
|2/13, 31*||Aus Women||v Eng Women||Dhaka||6 Apr 2014||WT20I # 273|
|8, 0/21||Aus Women||v WI Women||Dhaka||3 Apr 2014||WT20I # 269|
|12*, 3/12||Aus Women||v Pak Women||Sylhet||29 Mar 2014||WT20I # 260|
|2/17||Aus Women||v Ire. Women||Sylhet||27 Mar 2014||WT20I # 255|
|0/15, 41*||Aus Women||v SA Women||Sylhet||25 Mar 2014||WT20I # 252|
|1/25, 14||Aus Women||v NZ Women||Sylhet||23 Mar 2014||WT20I # 247|
|1/26, 5||Aus Women||v WI Women||Savar (3)||21 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|13*, 0/19||Aus Women||v SL Women||Savar (3)||18 Mar 2014||Other T20|
Ellyse Perry became the youngest Australian ever to play senior international cricket when she made her debut in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl series at Darwin in July 2007 before her 17th birthday. Considered a genuine all-round prospect at the start of her career - she toured New Zealand with the Australian under-23 team early in 2007 - Perry's stellar rise has seen her take on the role of pace spearhead in the Australian bowling attack.
Australia had been looking for a replacement for fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who retired in March 2007, and Perry settled into the role. For a time that was uncertain - as she also had the alluring prospect of a long-term career in soccer and was representing the Matildas when the call-up to the national cricket side came. Her future in cricket had been secured when she was in the group of the first women cricketers to be handed contracts by Cricket Australia in 2008.
She made her Test debut, against England, in the same year, and also made headlines when her unbeaten 29, which included a massive straight six, and four wickets lead Australia to a 21-run win over England in a Twenty20 at the MCG. As her career has progressed, it is her bowling that has proved her stronger suit, and she picked up her maiden five-wicket haul in an ODI against New Zealand in February 2010. Three months later, she was Australia's leading wicket-taker at the Women's World Twenty20 in the Caribbean, and it was no surprise when she was named Player of the Match in the final: her three cheap wickets helped restrict New Zealand's run chase and crown Australia world champions in the format.
Perry also went on to represent Australia in World Cup football, the first woman to represent the country in World Cups in two sports.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?