Ellyse Perry has laid down a marker for reinclusion in the all-conquering Australian T20 team with two stunning performances in England that proved “class is permanent”.
While the veteran superstar was in the Australian squad at the Commonwealth Games, she didn’t crack it for a game in the gold medal winning team as a result of a back injury that prevented her bowling and doubts over her scoring rate.
But the 31-year-old, who has also re-committed to the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL for this season, has gone to work in The Hundred in England with scores of 58 off 31 balls in Birmingham Phoenix’s opening match in Cardiff on Saturday and then an unbeaten 39 off 28 balls.
It was enough for her captain, and WBBL rival, Sophie Devine to marvel at what Perry can still deliver.
“She is such a fantastic athlete,” Devine said. “The way she has evolved her game as well.
“I know she…