Dual Belinda Clark Medallist and four time World Cup winner Lisa Sthalekar has become the 27th Australian and only the fifth Australian woman to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
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.
“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."