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Lisa Sthalekar

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About Me

An all-rounder who retired from International Cricket in 2013, Lisa made her debut for Australia in 2001 and has been part of 4 successful World Cup victories with the last one being held in India, 2013. During her time with the Australian team she was vice-captain from 2006 – 2008 and had the privilege for a few matches captaining her country. Lisa is the first player in women’s cricket history to have scored over 1000 runs and taken 100 wickets. At a state level Lisa made her debut for NSW in 1998 and has been part of winning an incredible 15 WNCL titles out of a possible 17, with Lisa leading the Breakers to five consecutive titles as Captain. She is the highest all-time wicket-taker in the WNCL claiming 150 scalps, this is to go along with being the most capped player in the competition. Apart from representing her Country and State Lisa published her autobiography “Shaker” which she launched in India in March 2012. Off the field, Lisa is still heavily involved in cricket, as a commentator and specialist coach. Lisa has been involved with ABC Grandstand for the Australian domestic summer, as well as the Indian Premier League just recently. Apart from commentary, Lisa acts as a Specialist coach for Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia. Finally, Lisa is the first female appointed on the Australian Cricketers Association Executive committee, plus co-founder of the Women’s ICL that looks to create opportunity, performance and education through the vehicle of cricket both on and off the field.

08-Jul-2016 The first Indian, but not the last

Harmanpreet Kaur's signing by Sydney Thunder in the Women's BBL is hopefully just the beginning.

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02-Apr-2016 Can West Indies beat the odds?

The mercurial Caribbean side will have to be exceptional against the consistent Aussies.

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30-Mar-2016 England vs Australia, once again

In the 1st semi final of the Women's World T20, Australia have the edge.

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08-Feb-2016 Who will win the U19 World Cup?

A breakdown of the four semi-finalists and a prediction of the eventual winner.

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28-Jan-2016 Another Indian victory

Both the Indian and Australian women's teams are using this series as practice for the upcoming World T20.

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19-Nov-2015 The 2nd most important job in Australia

Steve Smith is young, but he is already making his mark on the captaincy.

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20-Oct-2015 Cricket Australia XI: Boys turning into men

Playing against international talent benefits these youngsters enormously. A guiding hand could help them even more.

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12-Oct-2015 Cancellation and Effect

The cancelled Bangladesh tour will have a ripple effect on the Australian cricket summer.

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22-Sep-2015 A new WACA for a new cricket

Despite the nostalgia, the new WACA ground is a sign of cricket keeping up with the times.

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15-Sep-2015 Only going up

Women's cricket is on the rise, with a wildly successful Ashes finished and 2 domestic leagues coming up.

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