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Ellyse Perry hopeful that their victory will inspire the nation to play cricket
By Sandy - Nov 26, 2018 5:18 pm
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After winning their fourth Women’s World T20, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is hopeful that their victory will inspire the nation to take up the sport.

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Ellyse Perry

It was a hard and challenging year for Australia cricket in 2018. Mostly, the men’s cricket has faced a lot of controversies and backlashes from the world cricket in this year and it has widely affected in their games too.

On the other hand, the women’s cricket finally brings a big smile in the nation by winning the 2018 WWT20 in West Indies after thrashing England women in the final on this Sunday (November 25).

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After winning the tournament, the 28-year-old all-rounder said that they had worked hard for this in the last 24 months and now they are feeling wonderful for it. She is also hopeful that this victory will inspire the nation to take up the sport.

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Australian women’s cricket team

According to perthnow.com.au, “This has been a long 24 months of working really hard and to have it come off tonight was absolutely awesome. But it’s been a wonderful tournament, we’ve had so much fun. It’s been a pleasure watching Meg throughout the tournament bat but everyone across the board has contributed. Hopefully inspire lots of boys and girls back home to play cricket.”

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In the final, Perry completed her 100 T20I wickets after dismissing Natalie Sciver and became the second bowler (after the Windies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed) in women’s T20I history to pick up 100 or more wickets. Perry ended this tournament as the fourth leading wicket-taking bowler as she picked up nine wickets in six games with the average of 9.88.

Perry doesn’t believe that the tournament was the tough as she claimed it was an easy job which they enjoyed every moment on the field.

The Aussie all-rounder added, “I don’t think it’s been tough at all. It’s actually been a huge pleasure to take on this challenge. We’ve done a lot of things to improve our game and take on a different brand of cricket. Hopefully, it’s been really inspiring to people watching it. We’ve got the easy job, going out and enjoying ourselves on the field with a great group of girls who are all really good friends. So it’s been a wonderful journey for us.”