Ellyse Perry: Staying Grounded Amidst Success and Reduced Bowling Workload

Ellyse Perry: Staying Grounded Amidst Success and Reduced Bowling Workload

Ellyse Perry, the Australian all-rounder, has been a beacon of consistency across sports, excelling in both football and cricket. Despite her impressive achievements, Perry remains grounded and focused on the present.

After her remarkable performance in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), where she claimed 6 for 15 against Mumbai Indians, Perry celebrated modestly with a chocolate brownie and ice cream. However, she emphasized the importance of maintaining perspective and not getting carried away by success.

“It’s easy to get really carried away when things go well,” Perry said. “But I feel like a lot of time you don’t have that much control over things panning well or not.”

Perry’s reduced bowling workload in recent times has not diminished her preparation. She believes in staying ready for any opportunity to contribute to her team.

“I have played for a long period of time now, so I have got a bit of a handle on how I need to prepare,” Perry explained. “I do that keeping in mind that you are available if the opportunity presents itself to bowl in a game.”

With the Women’s T20 World Cup approaching, Perry’s performance in the WPL has raised questions about her potential role in the Australian team. However, she remains focused on her team’s success rather than personal accolades.

“I don’t think there is a case for anything,” Perry said. “I have played a lot of cricket over a number of years. We have been pretty fortunate in the Australian team that we have a lot of options.”

Perry credits the positive atmosphere and leadership of Smriti Mandhana for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s turnaround in the WPL.

“There’s a really strong sense of calmness and people are enjoying themselves,” Perry said. “Smriti has led the group exceptionally well.”

As RCB prepares for the Eliminator against Mumbai Indians, Perry remains confident in her team’s abilities.

“The team, as a whole, has had more time together,” Perry said. “The fact that we can take the field knowing each other and supporting each other has been great.”