One of the finest spin-bowling all-rounders who have played the game, Lisa Sthalekar was inducted into the 57th innings in the Australia Cricket Hall of Fame. This is behind his induction into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2020, seven years after his retirement. Sthalekar, who has played 8 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is, has scored 3913 runs and taken 229 wickets.
The former Australian stalwart made an international debut as a specialist bowler against arch-rivals England in 2001 and within a year he developed into a frontline batsman. In early 2003, Sthalekar included his kitty in a prestigious Test century when he scored 120 * in just the second Test match against England.
Lisa Sthalekar was part of Australia’s World Cup-winning campaign in 2005– 2010, 2010, 2012, 2013 on four occasions. She was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2005 World Cup final, having stepped in to bat with Australia. On 71/3. Not hesitating to put in a hard yard, Stalker scored a brilliant half-century in the match against India. His love affair with India continued in the finals of the 2013 World Cup. This time, in his birthplace India, he helped the West Indies win another title before beating Australia out of the game.
Former Australian Cricketer and now a commentator inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame.
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Sthalekar, regarded as one of the most important figures in the development of women’s cricket, had natural leadership qualities. While she captained Australia for just a handful of matches, she has led New South Wales to five successive titles in the Women’s National Cricket League. Such was her dedication and love for the game, Sthalekar wanted to be involved with the game even after retirement. In 2011, she became the first woman ever to be appointed to the Australian Cricketers’ Association. In 2015, she paved the way for female commentators in the Indian Premier League when she became one of the four female commentators to be chosen for the same.
During his playing days, he had quite a few records to his name. She was the first player to achieve a double score of 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in women’s ODI cricket. He is one of only five cricketers in the elite club to have scored 2000 runs and taken 100 wickets in the format. Stelacker also won the Belinda Clarke Award for two consecutive years – 2007 and 2008. She was the No. 1 all-rounder after being introduced in the ICC rankings and she retired as the No. 1 all-rounder and bowler in T20Is and No. 2. All-rounder and bowler in ODIs.
More than these figures, his career will be defined by his patience, determination, and spirit. From an orphanage in India to one of the best businesses in Australia, Sthalekar has come a long way.
You will not always succeed; You often fall flat on your face. But what do you take from it and how do you take feedback or non-selection and how do you make it positive. You got to use those misfortunes to your advantage. “Sthalekar told The Scoop Podcast after joining the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
Speaking about Stelker’s induction, Peter King, president of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, said, “Lisa Stelker sits comfortably at the women’s cricket trailblazer’s table with Belinda Clarke, Karen Rolton and Melanie Jones and the Australian Cricket Hall It is a pleasure to welcome the Off Fame. As the latest motivator. ”
“The Australian women’s cricket team has won in front of them all, it is Lisa’s passion and skill as a cricketer and her courage and determination in her post-cricket career that has led to her professionalism in women’s sports Class standards. She left the game as a four-time World Cup winner and a heap of personal accolades, but continued to advocate and champion women’s sports as an administrator, commentator and ambassador. ”