From September 21, 2016 to December 21 this year, the 27-year old Perry, who holds the record for the highest individual Test score for Australia, made 902 runs and took 22 wickets in 19 ODIs. After being named the women's cricketer of the year, Perry said, "This year was really special for women's cricket. A lot of milestones were achieved. I am very happy and honoured. I would like to thank my teammates and Cricket Australia."
Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney have taken out the ICC's top awards, while Meg Lanning, Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington have also been recognised https://t.co/G9Qzh5f6TZ pic.twitter.com/lQnpzPvYJ7December 21, 2017
Satterthwaite was also awarded with ODI player of the year accolade while Australia's Beth Mooney was adjudged T20I and youngster of the year.
.@EllysePerry has won the ICC Women's Cricketer Of The Year Award 2017 Perry was outstanding in 14-month period under consideration, scoring 905 runs and taking 22 wickets in ODIs. She starred in the one-off Ashes Test as well, scoring an unbeaten 213 and taking three wickets. pic.twitter.com/6kxIStjjiR— Ellyse Perry (@EllysePerryFC) December 21, 2017