Fully fit Perry eyes 'special' World Cup

Jason Phelan
Ellyse Perry says she's fully fit and ready to return from her shoulder injury

A fully fit and mentally refreshed Ellyse Perry is eyeing the ICC Women's T20 World Cup as an opportunity for Australia to achieve something special.

The superstar allrounder will return to the field on Tuesday for the first time since injuring a shoulder in November when Victoria host Western Australia in a Women's National Cricket League clash at Junction Oval.

In a further boost to Australia's World Cup hopes, Sophie Molineux was also named in the Victorian squad after taking a break from cricket in November to concentrate on her mental health.

The resumption of the WNCL is a key marker for Perry and her national teammates as they ramp up preparations for the World Cup on home soil that kicks off in just over six weeks.

"I can't think of a more hyped-up event in terms of women's cricket that I've seen in the last decade or so," Perry told reporters on Monday.

"I think we've been successful and played some really great cricket, especially in the last 24 months or so, and this is the next challenge for us.

"It's a really great opportunity for us to hopefully do something special.

"Given the quality of opposition it's going to be a great spectacle and it's going to make it really difficult for us to be successful.

"But I think that's absolutely everything you want in a World Cup."

Perry is confident her side will handle the burden of expectation that comes with being the hosts as well as red-hot favourites to win the tournament.

The 29-year-old's preparations suffered a major setback in November when she suffered a season-ending AC joint injury playing for WBBL side Sydney Sixers.

But she has been cleared to make her debut for Victoria, albeit with some restrictions placed on the amount of overs she can bowl.

"I'm fully fit, certainly able to play, but with the amount of bowlers we have I probably won't bowl a full 10 overs," she said.

"Having said that I'm 100 per cent fit now, which is really nice.

"... I haven't bowled for a couple of months so (the restriction) is more of a sports science/physiotherapy thing that applies to players coming back from injury."

Australia's World Cup campaign gets underway against India at Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday, February 21.