Lisa Sthalekar, one of the best all-rounders within the girls’s sport, was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on February 5.
Former Australia captain Lisa Sthalekar. (@ICC Photograph)
- Lisa Sthalekar is the 57th inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
- Sthalekar was first lady to obtain ODI double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets
- Former Australia captain Sthalekar performed eight Assessments and 125 ODIs
Former Australia captain Lisa Sthalekar has grow to be solely the fourth female cricketer inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Friday. Sthalekar is the 57th inductee to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, becoming a member of Johnny Mullagh and Merv Hughes this 12 months.
Lisa Sthalekar, who made her worldwide debut in 2001, was a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning sides throughout each limited-overs codecs. Sthalekar was the primary lady to obtain the profession double of 1,000 runs & 100 wickets in ODIs. Sthalekar can be one of simply two girls to have scored at the least one century and brought at the least one 5-for in each Assessments and ODIs (the opposite is Ellyse Perry).
“Because the Australian Ladies’s Cricket Group conquers all earlier than them, it has been Lisa’s ardour and ability as a cricketer and her braveness and dedication in her post-cricket profession, that has pushed elite requirements of professionalism within the Ladies’s sport. She left the game as a four-time World Cup winner and a plethora of private accolades, however has continued to advocate and champion the Ladies’s sport as an administrator, commentator and ambassador.”
One of the world’s elite spin-bowling all-rounders, and one of a very powerful figures within the growth and professionalism of the ladies’s sport!
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) February 5, 2021
Clea Smith, former teammate and Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation board member, mentioned: “Lisa is a really worthy inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. On the sphere, her stats with each bat and ball communicate for themselves. She was one of the fiercest opponents going round however all the time managed to do it with a smile on her face. Off the sphere, she has been each bit as spectacular, utilizing her voice and affect to break by way of obstacles and advance the ladies’s sport from the grassroots by way of to the skilled stage. Younger women taking part in cricket immediately have a path to taking part in the sport professionally thanks to folks like Lisa who’ve helped pave the best way,” Smith mentioned.