Ellyse Perry    Getty Images
Ellyse Perry Getty Images

Ellyse Perry, the Australian all-rounder was rewarded for her impressive and consistent performance in 2017. She has been named the International Cricket Council s (ICC) Cricketer of the Year at their annual awards on Thursday.

Perry who scored a brilliant 213 in the Women s Ashes Test match in November, won the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award. The award was named after late Flint, former England captain, World Cup winner and one of the pioneers of women s cricket.

Honour to receive the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award

“This year has been a very special year for women’s cricket with many milestones reached, so it is a privilege and honour to receive the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award,” said Perry. “I’d like to acknowledge the incredible work and legacy Rachael has left behind for the game, she is certainly missed.

Perry went pass Karen Rolton (209) with her record of 213 runs in the first day-night Ashes Test. Apart from her double century in Ashes Test, Perry has an outstanding ODI record. Perry has scored 905 runs and bagged 19 wickets during the voting period that is September 21, 2016.

“A special thanks to Cricket Australia for the incredible amount of support they provide to the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and the way in which they continue to lead the development of women’s sport in Australia, she said.

“Also, my teammates and our support staff, thanks so much for making it so enjoyable and memorable to tour and represent Australia.”

Perry finished the year as No. 1 all-rounder in ODI and No. 2 batsman behind New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite who won the ODI player of the year.