Matildas hype has moved beyond Sam Kerr, says Emily van Egmond

The mania descended on cricket star (and former Matilda) Ellyse Perry, too. Appearing in Melbourne to announce a two year contract extension with the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League, Perry drew a crowd partly because she is the most recent Matilda to score in a World Cup quarter-final. Her 2011 strike against Sweden is the stuff of world cup folklore.

Ellyse Perry celebrates scoring against Sweden in the 2011 World Cup.Credit: Reuters

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