Lisa Sthalekar

An all-rounder who retired from International Cricket in 2013, Lisa made her debut for Australia in 2001 and has been part of four 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 of captaining her country for a few matches. 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, leading the Breakers to five consecutive titles as Captain. She is the highest all-time wicket-taker in the WNCL, claiming 150 scalps, as well as 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 specialist coach with the Australian women’s team and the NSW Breakers. In addition to her coaching, Lisa has joined the ABC Grandstand commentary team for Test and One-Day International Matches this season.
Finally, Lisa is the first female appointed on the Australian Cricketers Association Executive committee, and is 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.