Alyssa Healy will be vice-captain of the Australian Women’s Team in place of the retired Rachael Haynes, Cricket Australia has confirmed.
Alyssa Healy : Vice captain | Stats | Husband | Age
Healy is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian women’s national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket, as well as the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL.
Alyssa Jean Healy
|Born||24 March 1990
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
She made her international debut in February 2010.
A right-handed batter and wicket-keeper, she is the daughter of Greg Healy, who was part of the Queensland squad, while her uncle Ian Healy was Australia’s Test wicket-keeper and held the world record for the most Test dismissals.
Healy first came to prominence in late 2006 when she became the first girl to play among boys in the private schools’ competition in New South Wales.
Alyssa Healy vice captain
Australia’s women’s cricket team made changes to their personnel after appointing Alyssa Healy as the new vice-captain while also roping in two assistant coaches on Thursday.
Along with head coach Shelley Nitschke, Australia now has two new assistant coaches in Dan Marsh and Scott Prestwidge.
This comes as the top-ranked team in the world goes through a period of transition.
Healy may find herself heading Australia in Meg Lanning’s absence for their next campaigns, which include a five-game T20I tour of India in December, home ODI and T20I matches against Pakistan in January, and the 2023 T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.
“We’re delighted that Alyssa has agreed to take on the role of vice-captain and look forward to the contribution she can make in tandem with Meg. Alyssa is an outstanding leader on and off the field and brings a wealth of experience to the role.
We have great confidence in Alyssa, Meg and Shelley leading the team during an exciting 12-month period that will see the team defend its T20 World Cup title and look to retain the Ashes on English soil,” said Shawn Flegler, Head of Performance, Women’s Cricket and National Selector as quoted by Cricket Australia.
The most recent time the 32-year-old wicketkeeper-batter filled in as vice captain was during Australia’s multi-format series against India in 2021, when Haynes was out with a hamstring injury.
Healy was selected in the Australian squad for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in February 2010 due to an injury to the incumbent wicketkeeper and captain Jodie Fields.
The selection committee released a statement saying “Alyssa has been identified for higher honours for a number of years and now gets the chance to display her wicket-keeping skills and attacking batting on the international stage”.
|Career statistics as of 20 Oct. 2022|
She was awarded the Belinda Clarke Medal at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by the CA in 2019 and In January 2020, she was named in Australia’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
In the final, Healy blasted 75 off 39 balls in a player of the match performance, which saw Australia win their 5th title.
Then in November 2020, Healy was nominated for the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award. On 7 April 2021, in the second WODI against New Zealand, Healy played in her 200th international match.
In January 2022, Healy was named in Australia’s squad for their series against England to contest the Women’s Ashes. Later the same month, she was named in Australia’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
In April 2022, she was bought by the Northern Superchargers for the 2022 season of The Hundred in England.
The following month, Healy was named in Australia’s team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Alyssa Healy Husband
Alyssa Healy’s husband is Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, Alyssa and Mitchell Starc knew each other from the age of nine.
They grew up playing cricket together. The couple got engaged in 2015 and tied the knot in April 2016.
Alyssa and Mitchell are the third married pair to play Test cricket worldwide, after Ruth Westbrook & Roger Prideaux and Rasanjali Silva & Guy de Alwis.
In 2016, she got married to Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. Both knew each other when they were just 9, and the couple is third married couple to play Test cricket in worldwide.
As of 2022, Alyssa Healy is 32 years old.