• Karen Rolton of Australia in action during the One Day Series match between Australia v England at the SCG. Credit: Darren England/ALLSPORT (Allsport)Source: Allsport
The Australian becomes only the 6th woman to be inducted into the international cricket hall of fame.
Cricket Australia
28 Jul 2016 - 9:05 AM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2016 - 9:06 AM

Former Southern Stars captain Karen Rolton has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, becoming the 3rd Australian woman behind Belinda Clark and Betty Wilson to have the honour bestowed upon them.

Rolton led her country in two Tests, 41 One-Day Internationals and nine T20 Internationals and is one of Australia’s most decorated cricketers, named “Player of the Match” after scoring a century in the 2005 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

The batting all-rounder scored 1,002 Tests runs at an average of 55.66, 4,814 ODI runs at 48.14 and 405 T20I runs at 50.62, also taking 102 international wickets. 

Rolton was also named the inaugural recipient of the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2006, one of only 3 Australian’s to claim the award. 

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland congratulated Rolton:

“Karen has often been recognised as one of the world’s best female cricketers and her on-field success resulted in a number of titles for the Southern Stars during her playing career. 

“Karen has directly led to the success of our current Australian Women’s Team and many of our experienced players would have taken learning from her during her time as captain of all three formats." 

Tributes flowed in from current and former players

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