Sthalekar who scored 3,913 runs and took 229 wickets in a glittering 187 game career. She became the first woman in history to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in One Day International cricket. 

Despite only playing in eight test matches she still scored a century and averaged 32 with the bat while taking 23 wickets at 20.95. 

A member of Australia’s 2005 and 2013 One Day International and the 2010 and 2012 T20 World Cup winning teams, Sthalekar is widely regarded as one of the best all rounders the game has seen in the limited overs version.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would ever get to join such an illustrious group of players," Sthalekar said during an online induction ceremony broadcast on the ICC’s digital channels.

"I was fortunate enough to learn from the best when I entered the Australia team — Belinda Clark, Karen Rolton and Cathryn Fitzpatrick, all of whom have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and rightly so.

"The guidance from them and other teammates along the way kept me focused but also ensured that it was a fun environment."

Sthalekar’s best period in her career was 2007 and 2008 when she won back to back ICC Women’s Player of the Year award and the Belinda Clarke Medal. 
Since her retirement, Sthalekar has carved out an impressive career as a commentator and board member of various organisations. She is a popular commentator in the IPL and was a commentator in the men’s and women’s Big Bash leagues in Australia. 
She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Chappell Foundation and is an Independent Director of the Federation of International Cricketers Association. 
Sthalekar was born to Indian parents in Pune but was adopted at three weeks. Her adoptive parents eventually settled in Australia where Sthalekar attended Cherrybrook Public School, Cherrybrook Technology High School and then Barker College. Has also completed an university degree at the prestigious University of Sydney before carving out a 13 year international career.