Women’s World Cup 2022: Darcie Brown praises Ellyse Perry
Women’s World Cup 2022: Australia teenager pacer Darcie Brown praised batter Ellyse Perry calling her a “absolute legend” of the game.
Perry played a vital role in Australia’s comeback from a shaky start to defeat New Zealand by 141 runs in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in Hamilton on Saturday.
“She’s an absolute legend of the game, so it’s pretty surreal to be able to open the bowling with her and just be a part of a team with her,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Brown as saying.
Brown took three wickets to dismiss the New Zealand batsmen, but her availability for Australia’s next match against the West Indies on Tuesday is uncertain due to her injuries.
“I definitely want to play every single game and get as much experience as I can but in the past with young fast bowlers there have been a fair few injuries,” said Brown.
“When management say that I need a rest, you’ve just got to trust them and know that it’s in your best interests to keep you going for the long run. I guess it’s not just this tournament but the rest of my bowling career they’re looking at,” she added.
Ellyse Perry (68), Tahlia McGrath (57), and Beth Mooney (30) all scored vital knocks. While the returning Ashleigh Gardner (48* from only 18 balls) put the final touches on a late Australian flurry with the bat.
The six-time World Cup champions successfully defended 269/8 at Basin Reserve, knocking their opponents out for just 128 in the 31st over.
With three wins in a row, Australia reclaims first place in the tournament standings. While New Zealand sinks to fourth and continues to fight for a place in the semi-finals.