Matches (12)
BAN v SL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)

Full Name

Shelley Nitschke


December 03, 1976, Adelaide, South Australia


47y 93d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

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

Shelley Nitschke Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



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Recent Matches of Shelley Nitschke

Strikers vs Scorchers----14-Jan-2017PerthWT20
Strikers vs Stars10/2613-Jan-2017Perth (Lilac Hill)WT20
Strikers vs Stars90/1910-Jan-2017MelbourneWT20
Strikers vs Sixers150/1903-Jan-2017AdelaideWT20
Strikers vs Sixers140/2802-Jan-2017AdelaideWT20

Photos of Shelley Nitschke

Shelley Nitschke oversees Australia training
Australia's set-up poses with yet another T20 World Cup
Australia's players and staff members in post-win celebrations
Alyssa Healy looks to shower Shelley Nitschke in champagne during celebrations
Shelley Nitschke talks to Alana King
Perth Scorchers head coach Shelley Nitschke reacts during the game against Hobart Hurricanes