The ICC Women’s Player of the Decade Ellyse Perry will play for Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of the Hundred, starting in July. Check out the full list of winners of ICC Awards of the Decade with nominees.
Perry will line up alongside compatriot Ashleigh Gardner, New Zealand’s Sophie Devine and England’s own Amy Jones, and Georgia Elwiss.
Ellyse Perry set to play for Birmingham Phoenix
After joining the franchise, Perry said she can’t wait to go over to the UK and get involved in The Hundred, set to begin
“I can’t wait to come over to the UK and get involved in The Hundred this summer,” she said on Thursday.
“It’s fantastic to see how it’s put women’s cricket in the spotlight and attracted so many of the world’s top players to come and play in it.
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Ellyse Perry has been signed by Birmingham Phoenix for the first season of The Hundred 👏 pic.twitter.com/M0NEqjgSSI
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“With 100 balls per side it’s going to be really exciting to play in and I’m looking forward to helping introduce a new generation to cricket and hopefully inspiring them to pick up a bat and ball themselves.”
Phoenix coach Ben Sawyer’s view
Phoenix coach Ben Sawyer said: “Ellyse is a world-class cricketer who would improve any team and we are thrilled that she will be turning out for us at Birmingham Phoenix this summer.”
Beth Barrett-Wild’s view
“Ellyse’s participation in The Hundred shows that the competition continues to attract the best players from around the world,” Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Women’s Competition said.
“By showcasing the most talented female cricketers on the planet, on a big stage, alongside the men, we have an opportunity to continue to normalise cricket as a sport for women and girls, as much as it is for men and boys. I truly believe that The Hundred will be a gamechanger for women’s sport.”