Not only is Ellyse the youngest ever cricketer, male or female, to have represented Australia, she is also one of very few Australians to have represented her country in two different sports, and the only person ever to have played for Australia in both cricket and football (soccer) World Cups.


Currently, the world’s top-ranked women’s all-rounder, the ever-modest Ellyse’s many accolades include being named the inaugural ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2017 and twice winning Australia’s prestigious Women’s International Cricketer of the Year (Belinda Clark Award) in both 2016 and 2018.

Key Milestones


  • First Big Bash player - male or female - to reach 2000 runs 

  • Broke the record for the most runs in a BBL season, scoring 777 runs at 86.33, 221 runs clear of the previous record holder.

  • Winner - WBBL Player of the Tournament

  • Winner - WNCL 2018/19 season with the NSW Breakers 

  • Broke the record for the best ever ODI bowling figures by an Australian woman - Women’s Ashes (7-22 from 10 overs). 

  • 2 x Winner - Player of the Match - Women’s Ashes 


  • Winner - Belinda Clark Award

  • Winner - WBBL Season 2016/17 with the Sydney Sixers



  • Winner - ICC T20 World Cup West Indies

  • First Australian Cricketer, male or female, to play their 100th Twenty20 international

  • Passed her 100th one-day international game and 200th game in the Aussie gold across all three formats

  • Winner - Belinda Clark Award


  • Named in 2015 touring party for the 2015 Ashes in England

  • Commonwealth Bank Ashes Player of the Series - Australia

  • Named Captain of the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural season of WBBL

  • Named ‘Outstanding Woman in Sport’ in the 'I Support Women in Sport' awards in Sydney


  • Ashes Test Player of the Match – Final

  • Ashes: Ellyse hits record double century (213 not out) – the highest score ever by an Australian

  • Winner - Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women Cricketer of the Year

  • Winner - WBBL Season 2017/18 with the Sydney Sixers



  • Winner - ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Bangladesh