Former all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
The former Australia captain, multiple World Cup winner, and advocate for change and professionalism in the women’s game, Lisa Sthalekar is the latest to be inducted into Australia’s Cricket Hall of Fame
Sthalekar played eight Tests, 125 One Day Internationals, and 54 T20 Internationals for Australia amassing 3,913 runs and taking 229 wickets across formats.
The two-time ODI and T20I World Cup winner is one of the finest all-rounders the game has seen.
Sthalekar said that she is humbled to be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. “You look at some of those names, and you pinch yourself. I am very fortunate and blessed to have represented by country and my state,” she said.
“As a player, there were plenty of times watching those players inducted in the auditorium, hearing their stories, and wonder how will I ever get a similar chance? Will my career ever be seen on similar lines as those of before me? I have got this opportunity now.”- Lisa Sthalekar.
The all-rounder, who made her international debut in 2001, was a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning sides across both limited-overs formats. In the 2012-13 50-over World Cup held in India.
she played a key role in helping Australia to hoist the trophy, picking up nine wickets at an average of just over 20. Incidentally, she announced her retirement after Australia won the World Cup.
She is a right-handed all-rounder who bowls off-spin and was rated as the leading all-rounder in the world when rankings were introduced.
Lisa Sthalekar is the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. She announced her retirement from international Cricket a day after the Australian team won the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.