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Alyssa Healy: The Unwavering Wall Of The Australian Women’s Cricket Team

Alyssa Healy: cricket wicket-keeper of the Australian national women’s cricket team is a famous female cricketer in the world. With her achievements, Cricket Australia team has increased its strength and was able to win against many opponents.

Alyssa Healy

About Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy, born at 24 March 1990 in Gold Coast, Queensland, her full name is Alyssa Jean Healy. She is an Australian cricketer and plays for New South Wales and the Australian women’s national cricket team in domestic cricket, as well as Sydney Sixer in WBBL. Her international debut is in February 2010.

Affects of family

She was passionate of cricket through her family. Her father, Greg Healy, who was part of the Queensland squad with his brother and also one of Alyssa’s uncle – Ken Healy. While her another uncle is Ian Healy, who was Australia’s Test wicket-keeper and heald the world record for the most Test dismissals.

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In the begin, she said she had not any interested in cricket, just until she moved from Queensland to Sydney as a child and was coaxed into taking up the sport by a friend.

Career

In 2016, Healy first came to prominence when she was the first girl to play among boys in the private school’s competition in New South Wales. She moved up the state age group ranks and made her debut for the senior New South Wales team in season of 2007-2008. At this time, Leonie Coleman, a wicket-keeper for Australia left New South Wales at 2009-2010 season and Healy took up and played most of her first two season as a specialist batter. During this season, she recorded her highest score of 89 not out at faster than a run a ball and made the most dismissals of any wicket-keeper in the Women’s National Cricket League.

In the 2010 Rose Bowl Series against New Zealand, Jodie Fields, who are the Australian captain and wicket-keeper at that time and it was give Healy her international debut. She played in every match of the 2010 World Twenty20 as Australia won the tournament after an unbeaten campaign.. Healy was named in Australia’s squad for 2018 ICC Women’s world Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies, and she was Tournament’s leading runs scorer with 225 runs and won player of the Tournament.

In December 2018, Alyssa Healy was named the T20I Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The next year, 2019, During Australia’s series against Sri Lanka, She was played in her 100th WT20I match and also set a new record for the Highest individual Score in a Women’s T20I match with 148 not out.

Healy was named in Australia’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and finished second highest runs scorer in the tournament with 236 runs. In the final, she scored a quickfire 75 off 39 ball against India to help Australia win their 5th Title and won player of the match. In the second WT20I match, Alyssa Healy took her 92nd dismissals as a wicket-keeper and past the M. S. Dhoni’s Record of 91 dismissals, to set a new record of most dismissals as a wicket-keeper, male or female in Twenty20 International cricket.

Women’s Premier League match 2023

In WPL 2023, for the inaugural Women’s Premier League match, UP Warriorz have chosen Australian batsman Alyssa Healy to lead the team. The opening season of WPL 2023 will be held from March 4 to 26 in Mumbai. Alyssa is one of the best-known faces in cricket and an experienced campaigner. She played a total of 139 matches for Australia in T20Is, scoring almost 2500 runs with a century and 14 fifties. She is also regarded as one of the best batsmen in the sport with 110 dismissals in T20Is. Alyssa is among six foreign players in the UP Warriorz team and was named captain ahead of Deepti Sharma.

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Conclusion

To summarize, in Alyssa Healy’s entire career, she have a lot achievements and especially she has surpassed old records and set new record on her own. It can be said that she is The Unwavering Wall Of The Australian Women’s Cricket Team through her achievements.

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