Full name Shelley Nitschke
Born December 3, 1976, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 40 years 52 days
Major teams Adelaide Strikers Women, Australia Women, South Australia Women
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||England Women v Australia Women at Hove, Aug 9-12, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Jan 22-25, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v Australia Women at Mysore, Dec 11, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v Australia Women at Wormsley, Jul 7, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v Australia Women at Taunton, Sep 2, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England Women v Australia Women at Southampton, Jun 27, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||StrikersWmn||v Scorchers Wm||Perth||14 Jan 2017||Other T20|
|0/26, 1||StrikersWmn||v Melb Stars W||Perth (Lilac Hill)||13 Jan 2017||Other T20|
|9, 0/19||StrikersWmn||v Melb Stars W||Melbourne||10 Jan 2017||Other T20|
|15, 0/19||StrikersWmn||v Sixers Women||Adelaide||3 Jan 2017||Other T20|
|0/28, 14||StrikersWmn||v Sixers Women||Adelaide||2 Jan 2017||Other T20|
|16, 0/10||StrikersWmn||v Scorchers Wm||Adelaide||31 Dec 2016||Other T20|
|0/14, 1||StrikersWmn||v Hurricanes W||Adelaide||26 Dec 2016||Other T20|
|1/19, 8*||StrikersWmn||v Thunder Wmn||Sydney||17 Dec 2016||Other T20|
|2/10||StrikersWmn||v Renegades Wm||Sydney||11 Dec 2016||Other T20|
|4, 1/26||StrikersWmn||v Renegades Wm||Sydney||10 Dec 2016||Other T20|
Shelley Nitschke was 28 when she broke into Australia's team in 2005. A short, dark blonde spinner who oozes energy, she was the perfect candidate to inspire Australia's victorious World Cup campaign; becoming the leading wicket-taker in that series. No slouch batting-wise, she hammered 175 runs in her first two Tests, the Ashes series in England. The home side may have won the Urn, but this didn't do much to dampen Nitschke's spirits - she went on to help Australia take the one-day series and win the Twenty20 against their old foe. They went on to defeat India 3-0 at home. A remarkable debut year earned her the Best New Talent title at the Commonwealth Bank Awards, which was nothing less than she deserved. Nowadays she opens the batting and that part of her game is helping her to flourish into a doughty allrounder. Club-wise she plays for Sturt in the SACA Grade competition alongside fellow international Kris Britt.
Jenny Roesler April 2008
Women's International Cricketer of the Year - 2009,2010,2011
ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year - 2010
Belinda Clark Award - 2012
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