Karen Rolton has been an important cricketer of the Australia Women cricket team for more than 10 years. Since 1997, she was the vice-captain of the team and in February 2006, she became the captain replacing Belinda Clark. She is known to be a quick scoring and fluent top order batsman.
In the 2005 Cricket World Cup final, she scored an impressive century and was honored as the Man of the Match. Over the years, it has been proved that she is equally skilled in ODIs and Test matches. In 2001, while playing against England at Headingly, she accrued 209 not out runs and broke the then World Record Test score for women.
Her first series as a captain was a home series against India which Australia won 3-0. In 2006, she was named the ICC Female Player of the Year.
Karen Rolton has participated in 137 ODIs and in these has scored 4715 runs with 154 not out as her highest score. Her batting average was 49.11 and she has hit 32 fifties and 8 hundreds. She has taken 25 catches.1769 runs have been hit in the 3267 deliveries that she has bowled and 85 dismissals have taken place. Her bowling average was 20.81, economy rate was 3.24 and bowling strike rate was 38.4.