Full name Billy Stanlake
Born November 4, 1994, Hervey Bay, Australia
Current age 26 years 76 days
Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Cricket Australia Invitation XI, Melbourne Stars, National Performance Squad, Queensland, Queensland Under-19s, Queensland Under-23s, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|ODI debut||Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2017 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 18, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 17, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Nov 8, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Queensland v South Australia at Brisbane, Nov 14-17, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Feb 24-27, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Nov 26, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney, Dec 28, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne, Jan 17, 2021 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/28||Stars||v Renegades||Melbourne||17 Jan 2021||T20|
|1/10||Stars||v Strikers||Melbourne||15 Jan 2021||T20|
|0/24||Stars||v Heat||Carrara||7 Jan 2021||T20|
|1/41||Stars||v Hurricanes||Hobart||4 Jan 2021||T20|
|3/25, 2*||Stars||v Hurricanes||Hobart||2 Jan 2021||T20|
|2/19, 0||Stars||v Thunder||Canberra||29 Dec 2020||T20|
|1/41||Stars||v Sixers||Carrara||26 Dec 2020||T20|
|2/28||Stars||v Scorchers||Launceston||16 Dec 2020||T20|
|1*, 0/34||Stars||v Thunder||Canberra||12 Dec 2020||T20|
|0/14||Stars||v Heat||Canberra||11 Dec 2020||T20|
An extremely tall fast bowler at 204 centimetres, Billy Stanlake won a surprise call-up to Australia's ODI squad in January 2017 to play against Pakistan. Stanlake impressed selectors with his pace and bounce, having debuted in all formats at domestic level during the 2015-16 summer. However, back injuries have caused problems for Stanlake and at the time of his ODI selection had played only two first-class games and four List A matches, as well as seven BBL games.
Such was the excitement around his bowling he was handed a Cricket Australia contract for 2017-18, partly to manage his workloads, and he was bought by Royal Challenger Bangalore in the IPL. He played BBL and T20I cricket exclusively in the summer of 2017-18 and had his contract renewed after playing a key part in the Strikers BBL title and Australia T20I tri-series win over New Zealand and England.
He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL and played a big part in Australia's limited-overs tours of England, Zimbabwe and the UAE, and the Australia A tour of India. But he played just one ODI and two T20Is in the 2018-19 home summer as his form dipped. He returned to Sheffield Shield cricket playing two matches in March 2019 but lost his CA contract for 2019-20.
Stanlake was also a talented Australian rules footballer in his youth, and his father Warren Stanlake played for AFL team Footscray.