Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry, is all set to make her Victoria debut in the domestic season when she will take the field, in the upcoming week before the round two of Women’s National Cricket League. This will be her first game after her return from the shoulder injury which she picked up in the Women’s Big Bash League.
“It feels like the first day of school again,” Perry said after reuniting with her new teammates prior to the Victoria’s Women’s National Cricket League clash against Western Australia in Melbourne.
Moreover, the allrounder is eager to perform well for Australia which also includes a T20 World Cup. She will try to help her side as much as she can for the upcoming mega event. However, the final will take place at MCG on International Women’s Day on March 8.
“I can’t think of a more hyped-up event in terms of women’s cricket that I’ve seen in the last decade or so,” Ellyse Perry said.
She is optimistic prior to her team’s chances in the mega event. The allrounder believes Australia can do well and can also have the added responsibility of playing at home. Australia have been going through a stunning phase for the past 16 months where they lost just two matches out of 21 T20I matches.
“We’ve been successful and played some really great cricket, especially in the last 24 months or so, so this is the next challenge for us,” she said. “Given the quality of opposition, it’s going to be a great spectacle (and) it’s also going to make it really difficult for us to be successful, but I think that’s absolutely everything you want in a World Cup.”
Australia’s T20 squad will soon be announced. Ahead of the T20 World Cup, Australia will play a tri-series involving India and England which will be important before the ICC tournament which starts in Sydney on February 21.