Star allrounder is among 11 Australians in the competition, joining a strong line-up at Edgbaston

Ellyse Perry has joined Birmingham Phoenix for the inaugural edition of the Hundred, starting in July.

Perry, who was recently named the ICC Women’s Player of the Decade, joins a strong Phoenix contingent, including fellow Australian Ashleigh Gardner, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine – who will also lead the Birmingham side – and, from England, wicketkeeper Amy Jones, allrounder Georgia Elwiss and rising pace bowling prospect Issy Wong.

“I can’t wait to come over to the UK and get involved in The Hundred this summer,” Perry said. “It’s fantastic to see how it’s put women’s cricket in the spotlight and attracted so many of the world’s top players to come and play in it. I’m looking forward to helping introduce a new generation to cricket and hopefully inspiring them to pick up a bat and ball themselves.”

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