Following the triumph of Australia at the recent Women’s World Cup in India on Sunday, all–rounder Lisa Sthalekar has announced her retirement from international cricket.
Less than 24 hours after the Australian women claimed a record sixth World Cup victory, Sthalekar an integral part of the team, declared she was retiring.
Sthalekar concludes a career which included eight Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 Twenty-20 matches for her country. A pioneer of the game in her own right she was the first woman to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. Sthalekar is ranked the No.1 T20 all-rounder and bowler in the world and holds the No.2 ranking for ODI all-rounders and bowlers.
“To finish my international career by playing in a successful Women’s World Cup in the country of my birth is quite special for me,” Sthalekar said. “I feel that this is the right time for me to retire.”
All the staff at the Bradman Foundation would like to wish Lisa Sthalekar all the best for her retirement from international cricket.