Fox Sports Australia – Perry was one of five Australians — Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney — who played in the maiden IPL T20 Challenge Match in India in May, which pitted the world’s best female T20 cricketers against one another in a one-off encounter.

Summary

  • Perry was one of five Australians — Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney — who played in the maiden IPL T20 Challenge Match in India in May, which pitted the world’s best female T20 cricketers against one another in a one-off encounter.
  • Earlier this year, Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) administrator Vinod Rai said there were plans to have a “women’s IPL in place in two to three years” and Perry says a full tournament can’t happen soon enough.
  • “As the sport gets more and more professional and girls are able to play on a full-time basis it’s only going to develop the way that they play the game,” she said when asked how the rest of the world had closed the gap on Australia at women’s cricket.
  • On September 29 Perry will launch the cricket season with the Southern Stars against New Zealand in the first of three Twenty20s at North Sydney Oval.
  • Last summer she scored a double-century at the same venue in a rare Test outing for Australia but she won’t get the same opportunity this season, with no Tests on the calendar and a World Twenty20 to prepare for in November.


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