queenslandAustralia all-rounder Alyssa Perry on Saturday achieved a milestone as she surpassed Alex Blackwell to become the most played female cricketer across formats for Australia. Perry broke Blackwell’s record of playing 251 matches for the Australia national women’s team as he entered the second T20I against India at the Carrara Oval here. Perry made his debut in 2007 and this was his 252nd match in all formats. Alyssa Haley is third with 207 matches while Meg Lenning is fourth with 205 matches. Recently, Perry became the first Australian woman player to take 300 international wickets during the four-day pink ball Test match against the Indian women’s team. In her career spanning 14 years, Perry has played nine Tests, 118 ODIs and 124 T20Is, more than any Australian female cricketer.
[Attribution to NBT]