Australian cricketer Elysse Perry (3R) is sorrounded by teammates as they celebrate the wicket of unseen West Indies cricketer Stafanie Taylor during the final match of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 between Australia and West Indies at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

One of the greatest players to ever grace the field, Ellyse Perry, has confirmed that she will once again play for the Sydney Sixers in the 2022 Women's Big Bash League.

Perry has captained the Sixers in all eight editions of the tournament to date, however, speculation had mounted she may have been in for a move to either the Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades.

The speculation mounted after the Sixers finished bottom of the table in last year's WBBL tournament, which was won by the Perth Scorchers, but was also in tune with her switch in domestic one-day cricket to Victoria.

Perry, who missed the recent Commonwealth Games tournament with injury, has returned for the women's version of The Hundred in England and is said to be keen to recapture her place in the Aussie team moving forward.

The 31-year-old, who is one of Australia's most decorated sports stars, said she never had any intentions to change away from the Sixers.

"It’s so lovely to be able to continue at the Sixers for another WBBL season,” Perry said.

“The club has been such a significant part of my career, and I am especially proud of what the team has been able to achieve, both on and off the field, over the last seven years, especially in terms of engaging and inspiring lots of young girls and boys to be involved in cricket.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge this season presents, and also the opportunity to play at home again."

Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner have also recomitted to the Sixers for the eighth season of the women's tournament, with coach Charlotte Edwards - a former England great - hoping Perry will be able to return to the Australian team on the back of form with the Sixers.