Billy Stanlake – A furious 6ft. 8″ Australian bowler who can consistently bowl at the speed of 150 Kmph!
Family Background of Billy Stanlake:
Billy Stanlake was born on November 04, 1994, in Queensland, Australia. His father, Warren Stanlake, is a former Australian Rules Football player who has played one professional match for the Footscray Football Club.
His mother’s name is Robyn Stanlake.
Stanlake has a sister named Chelsea Stanlake Walden and an elder brother named Jack Stanlake.
His brother has played for the Gold Coast Suns, a professional Australian Rules Football Club, in 2011. Jack has also represented the Dolphins cricket team in QCA.
He lived his initial years on the Fraser Coast, where he used to play Aussie Rules along with his elder brother. Later, his family shifted to the Gold Coast, where he started playing cricket.
Soon, he played for clubs including Broadbeach Robina Cricket Club, Southport Labrador Cricket Club, and Gold Coast District Cricket Club. He has also played for his school team.
He did his schooling at The Southport School, Queensland, Australia.
Billy Stanlake Biography:
|Billy Stanlake's Profile:|
|Full Name||Billy Stanlake|
|Date of Birth||November 04, 1994|
|Age||29 years, 0 months (in 2023)|
|Birth Place||Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia|
|School||The Southport School, Queensland, Australia|
|Eye Color||Light Blue|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 Sisters (Chelsea Stanlake) and 1 Brother (Jack Stanlake)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Major Teams||Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Queensland, Queensland Under-19s, Queensland Under-23s, Adelaide Strikers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire.|
|ODI Debut||Australia vs Pakistan at Brisbane (January 13, 2017)|
|T20I Debut||Australia vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne (February 17, 2017)|
|First-Class Debut||Queensland vs South Australia at Brisbane (November 14, 2015)|
|List-A Debut||Queensland vs Tasmania at Sydney (October 5, 2015)|
|T-20 Debut||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers at Sydney (December 28, 2015)|
Cricket Career of Stanlake:
On September 29, 2011, Billy made his under-19 ODI debut for Australia against the West Indies under-19 team in a Quadrangular series held in India. He took one wicket in the match and bowled three overs with an economy of 6.00.
In 2012, he was selected as a part of the under-19 world cup squad but, unfortunately, didn’t play any game because of his foot injury. The following year, he played for Queensland in the under-19 National Championships, where he picked 14 wickets in just three matches.
Later, in 2014, he was again selected as a part of the under-19 world cup squad. He played four matches and took five wickets in the tournament.
On October 05, 2015, he played his first List-A match for Queensland against Tasmania in the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. He bowled nine overs in the game but couldn’t get any wicket.
A month later, on November 14, he made his First-Class debut against South Australia at Brisbane in the Sheffield Shield series. He took three wickets in the first innings and three wickets in the second innings too.
On January 13, 2017, Stanlake made his ODI debut for Australia against Pakistan. He bowled three overs in the match but didn’t get any wicket.
Soon, on February 17, he made his T20I debut against Srilanka.
Club Cricket (BBL & IPL):
Stanlake is signed with the Adelaide Strikers at least till the 10th edition of the BBL. He played his first BBL match for the Strikers in 2016 against Sydney Thunder, in which he picked the wicket of Shaun Marsh, elder brother of Mitchell Marsh.
In his next season of the BBL, he played four matches and picked five wickets.
Then, RCB bought Billy Stanlake for Rs. 30 lakh at the 2017 IPL auction. He made his IPL debut against the Deccan Chargers. His debut IPL wicket is Sanju Samson.
Later, in BBL 2017, he played ten matches for the team and picked 11 wickets in the tournament at an economy of 6.47.
In the IPL 2018 season, he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), as they bought him for Rs. 50 lakh at the auction. He played four matches and also took four wickets in that season. He’ll be playing for the same team in the 2020 IPL.
Then, in the 8th edition of the BBL, Billy played 11 matches and picked 11 wickets with the best bowling figure of 2-27. And, in the next edition, he played the same number of games but picked four wickets only.
Facts about Billy Stanlake:
- Billy, his father, and his brother have played Australian Rules Football or Aussie Rules.
- Both Billy and his brother, Jack, started playing cricket after Aussie Rules.
- Stanlake is the tallest Australian cricketer (204 cm) who has ever played an international match for Australia.
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Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the jersey number of Stanlake?
Ans: Jersey no. 37.
Q2: Who is the wife of Billy Stanlake?
Ans: He’s not married yet.
Q3: What is the height of Billy Stanlake?
Ans: 6ft. 8” (2.04 m or 204 cm)
Q4: To what speed Stanlake can bowl up to?
Ans: Up to 150 km/h
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