July 28, 2013

Women's cricket

Sthalekar's cricketing life comes full circle

Even when she was playing for Australia, Lisa Sthalekar was working with the New South Wales' Emerging Breakers' program. One of the talents she discovered was offspinner Erin Osborne, now one of the frontline spinners for Australia. As the Australia Women's team prepare for their own Ashes series in England, Sthalekar, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, discusses the development of her protege.

Sthalekar says it's up to Osborne to fill the all-rounder spot. They've worked on making her bowling versatile. ''She's changed grips, going from being an under-cutter to now more a top-spinner, turning the ball a bit more,'' Sthalekar says. ''We worked well together because she was economical and I would throw it up more. With me going, she's taking over more what I did.''

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