Perry a shooting star

It is time to support the Australian women's team

THIS summer’s cricket has been nothing short of exhilarating.

From the Ashes whitewash, One Day Internationals and the Big Bash, the cricket has been fascinating viewing.

The entire nation has got behind all forms of cricket.

Fans have been flooding to games across the country hoping to witness something extra special.

The Australian men’s team has seen successful but its time fans also turned their attention to the women’s game.

Is Perry Australia’s greatest current female athlete?

The Southern Stars are also trying to win back the Ashes.

The multi-format series sees the team play a Test match, three one-dayers and three Twenty20 matches.

The stars lost the First Test earlier this month and on Sunday lost by seven wickets in the first one-dayer at the MCG.

The Ashes series is run on a point system, with England having already won eight points.

There is only 10 points on offer, which means the Stars have to win every game to regain the Ashes.

They face an uphill battle to win the series, but nonetheless deserve our support.

Despite the team not winning the first two matches, Ellyse Perry has definitely been the standout for the Australian team.

She was awarded the player of the match in the opening Test.

She scored 102 runs and took eight wickets.

It is an extraordinary feat.

On Sunday she also scored 65 runs.

Perry is one of Australia’s best female athletes.

She deserves to be recognised for her achievements.

Her sporting CV is impressive.

Not only does Perry play cricket, she has also donned the green and gold for Australia in soccer.

Her list of achievements is impressive and is never-before seen.

Perry was the youngest Australian, male or female, to play senior international cricket, she was just 16-years-old when she played her first match.

Two weeks after making her cricket debut she was selected to play for the Matilda’s, Australia’s women’s soccer team.

She played a pivotal role in the 2010 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 final in the West Indies.

In the final, New Zealand required five runs off the final over to win the match.

Perry bowled the final ball and the Australians managed to secure a remarkable win.

In 2011 she also played in the FIFA World Cup.

Last year she also played a key role in Australia claiming the ICC Women’s World Cup in India.

Perry finished with 3-19 in the final, claiming the scalps of the top three West Indies batters.

She has had a spectacular start to her cricket and soccer careers. 

Her future in Australian sport looks bright. 

Her glittering career bodes the question, is Perry Australia’s greatest current female athlete?

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