Ellyse Perry becomes third woman cricketer to Claim 150 ODI wickets in Cricket History
Ellyse Perry became the third woman in women cricket history to claim 150 ODI wickets. The Australian All-rounder Ellyse took wickets of Reniece Boyce in the run-off during the third ODI against the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua, when Perry achieved the feat.
Jhulan Goswami of India tops the list of ODI wicket-takers, having 218 wickets to her name, while Perry, who now has 150 ODI wickets, is at number three behind compatriot Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick, who recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame along with Sachin Tendulkar and Allan Donald, finished his ODI career with 180 wickets against his name in 109 ODI. She was part of the two World Cup winners of Australia.
Perry also became the second-fastest to reach the milestone. While Fitzpatrick was fastest on the 150 wicket milestone, achieving the feat in 91 innings, Perry needed 107 innings for the same. Goswami, meanwhile, reached the milestone in 128 innings.
In August this year, former England captain Charlotte Edwards had praised Perry. “I loved playing against her, and it’s improved a lot since I stopped playing,” Edwards said.
“Then you knew she’d become an amazing hitter, she was primarily a bowler in my career, and now we see how amazing she is and the best player we’ll ever see.” Only on one skill, in terms of bowling or batting, would it be great. Moreover, he’s getting better and better with age, and she’s only 28, it’s terrifying to think what he can accomplish in the next few years,” he added.