Elyse Villani

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Elyse Villani
2017–18 WBBL PS v SS 17-12-30 Villani (03).jpg
Villani batting for Perth Scorchers during WBBL|03.
Personal information
Full name Elyse Jane Villani
Born (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 29)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Top-order Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 166) 10 January 2014 v England
Last Test 11 August 2015 v England
ODI debut (cap 126) 19 January 2014 v England
Last ODI 29 October 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 4
T20I debut (cap 27) 3 June 2009 v New Zealand
Last T20I 14 November 2018 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2015 Victoria
2012 Staffordshire
2014–2015 Northern Districts
2015–present Western Australia
2015–present Perth Scorchers
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I
Matches 3 31 52
Runs scored 72 585 1294
Batting average 14.40 22.50 29.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/3 0/12
Top score 33 75 90*
Balls bowled 0 252 0
Wickets 7
Bowling average 35.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/41
Catches/stumpings 2/– 16/– 13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 November 2018

Elyse Jane Villani (born 6 October 1989) is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australia national women's team. She also plays domestically for the Western Fury in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) and the Perth Scorchers in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).

She made one appearance in the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[1] She previously played for Victorian Spirit in the WNCL.[2] In June 2015, she was named as one of Australia's touring party for the 2015 Women's Ashes in England.[3]

In April 2018, she was one of the fourteen players to be awarded a national contract for the 2018–19 season by Cricket Australia.[4] In October 2018, she was named in Australia's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[5][6]

Personal life

Villani came out as lesbian in 2015, the second member of the Australian team to do so after Alex Blackwell.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Elyse Villani". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Elyse Villani". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  3. ^ "Women's Ashes: Australia include three potential Test debutants". BBC. 1 Jun 2015. Retrieved 3 Jun 2015.
  4. ^ "Molineux, Kimmince among new Australia contracts; Beams, Cheatle miss out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Australia reveal World Twenty20 squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Jess Jonassen, Nicole Bolton in Australia's squad for ICC Women's World T20". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ Helmers, Caden (20 November 2017). "Women's Ashes: Australian cricketer Elyse Villani lauds marriage equality result". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

External links

Media related to Elyse Villani at Wikimedia Commons

  • Elyse Villani at ESPNcricinfo
  • Elyse Villani at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Elyse Villani at Cricket Australia
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