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Shelley Nitschke
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Shelley Nitschke

Australia
Shelley Nitschke

INTL CAREER: 2004 - 2011

Full Name

Shelley Nitschke

Born

December 03, 1976, Adelaide, South Australia

Age

44y 164d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WTEST611229588*32.7781036.410242200
WODI806992047113*34.11289570.7011424220310
WT20I363527765623.51734105.720392360
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WTEST6111180335123/593/3827.911.7098.30000
WODI807836322170987/247/2422.143.5837.00210
WT20I3635768705434/214/2116.395.5017.80100
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Photos


Shelley Nitschke looks to play on the front foot
Shelley Nitschke poses with the Belinda Clarke Award trophy
Shelley Nitschke anchored Australia's successful run chase with 78 from 100 balls
Australia get together after Shelley Nitschke snags a wicket
Shelley Nitschke picked up three wickets
Shelley Nitschke watches the ball on to the bat