LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Karen Rolton of Australia hits out during the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Semi Final between England and Australia at the Brit Oval on June 19, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Former Australian women's captain Karen Rolton has become just the sixth woman in history to be inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame.

Rolton was inducted by ICC chief David Richardson during the opening day of the Adelaide Test, and was also presented with a personalised cap.

Her induction sees her become just the 81st player to be honoured in the Hall of Fame, and the sixth woman to achieve the award.

"It’s with great honour that I accept this award of being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame," Rolton said.

"To be acknowledged like this is something that I never expected and am truly grateful to be listed amongst some of my all-time cricketing heroes.

"Cricket has been a part of my life since I can remember. From growing up in Adelaide and playing backyard cricket with my brother to captaining my state and country. It’s been a childhood dream and one that I’m grateful for.

"I’d like to thank Cricket Australia, my teammates over the years and most importantly my parents for supporting me playing cricket as a junior and right until the end of my career.

"Finally, thank you to the ICC for inducting me into the Hall of Fame and your ongoing support of women’s cricket."

During her career Rolton played 14 Tests and 141 ODIs for Australia during her 14 year career (1995-2009), and was a two-time World Cup winner in 1997 and 2005.

She is the only woman in history to score a century in a World Cup final after scoring 107 in the 2005 final against India.

Australia's Arthur Morris, England's George Lohmann and Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralidaran are the three other cricketers who will be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame over the summer.