Ellyse Perry Thanks ICC for Giving Her the Recognition Through a Tweet

The year 2017, in which Ellyse Perry is crowned cricketer of the year, saw Women’s cricket reach a new high with an exceptionally high profile Women’s World Cup earlier in the year. In the end, it was hosts England who eventually won the tournament by beating the Indian colts in a thrilling final by nine runs. It was a sensational tournament which brought the women’s cricketers to the forefront more than ever.

Australian international Ellyse Perry was in sublime form during this year and bagged the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the year. Taking to their twitter handle the ICC wrote, “BREAKING: @eperryofficial has won the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year! The award has been introduced in memory of Heyhoe Flint, one of cricket’s legendary figures, a World Cup winner and ICC Hall of Famer, who passed in January 2017.”

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Perry was quick to respond to ICC’s tweet as she thanked them for the recognition. Taking to her twitter handle, Perry wrote,”2017 has been an incredible year for women’s cricket, with lots of highlights from so many teams and players. Very much appreciate the recognition from the @ICC and the opportunity for a pretty cool first tweet!”

Ellyse Perry Thanks ICC for Giving Her the Recognition Through a Tweet

Perry was the star performer for the Aussies in the World Cup and ended the tournament with 404 runs in 8 matches at a staggering average of 80 with five fifties to her name. It was on the back of stellar performances in the year that Perry bagged the prestigious award. Meanwhile, it must be noted that Rachael Heyhoe Flint was a renowned former English cricketer who dies on January 18 earlier in the year.

Ellyse Perry Thanks ICC for Giving Her the Recognition Through a Tweet

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She was one of the pioneers of Women cricket and had a tremendous record during his brief international career. She made his international debut way back in 1960 and went on to play 22 Tests and 23 ODI’s for her nation. She has a tremendous record in both formats. While she scored 1594 runs at an average of 45 in Tests, her ODI record was even better scoring 643 runs at a staggering average of 58.

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