WBBL 2022: Star all-rounder Ellyse Perry to continue leading Sydney Sixers this season

Sixers didn't qualify for the knockouts last season.

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Ellyse Perry. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Team Australia’s star all-rounder Ellyse Perry will remain with her Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) franchise Sydney Sixers for a year. She will also continue to lead the franchise in the upcoming edition of the 2022 WBBL. To note, the Sixers did not have a great tournament last year as they finished last in the points table.

Earlier, the Sixers finished fifth in the previous two editions. However, the franchise had an excellent outing during the first four years of the tournament. The Women in Pink reached the final of the WBBL for the first four years and also won the competition back-to-back in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Talking about Perry’s performance for the Sixers in the last edition, she was the leading run-scorer for her team after amassing a total of 358 runs at an average of 35.80. However, she stroked just one fifty in the tournament, and her strike rate was below 100. Perry also lost her place in Australia’s T20I side, and she did not even feature in the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury.

The club has been such a significant part of my career: Sydney Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry

“The club has been such a significant part of my career, and I am especially proud of what the team has been able to achieve both on and off the field over the last seven years, especially in terms of engaging and inspiring lots of young girls and boys to be involved in cricket,” Perry was quoted by ESPN Cricinfo. “I’m really looking forward to the challenge this season presents and also the opportunity to play at home again,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Women in Pink will have a new coach in the upcoming edition, with former England skipper Charlotte Edwards taking over the responsibility from Ben Sawyer. “I am elated that Ellyse has re-signed with the Sixers and am very excited about working closely with her to return the club to the finals in WBBL08,” Edwards said.

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