Alyssa Jean HealyWicket Keeper
Date of Birth3/24/1990
Place of BirthGold Coast,Australia
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Alyssa Healy is the regular wicketkeeper batswoman of the Southern stars in all forms of the game.The right handed batter is known for her aggressive hitting. She is amongst the best keepers in the women’s game. Talking about her cricketing career, the sport was not a new game to her as her Uncle, Ian Healy was a regular test Wicketkeeper for the Australian side in 1980’s, heading into the 90s. Her father and another uncle have also played domestic cricket for Queensland.
But this was not the reason that Alyssa Healy took the game of cricket. She started to play the game along with her friends. In school days she used to play in the boy’s team which was criticized by many. Her domestic and international career started, when she replaced the injured player in the squad. Her domestic career for New South Wales started when she replaced injured captain Coleman. Her domestic season was an average to say on. Her good performances paid off as she was replaced for the injured captain Fields in Rose bowl series against arch-rivals NewZealand. Alyssa Healy made her ODI debut in 2010 followed by her T20 debut in the same series. The same year she also made her test debut playing against England. Firstly she was not seen keeping wickets as her captain “Field” already taken up the job. Over the years, time changed and she became the regular wicketkeeper for the southern stars. Presently she opens the innings having a responsibility to give a good giving start to the team. Though she is a wicketkeeper but her clean hitting gives an extra edge to the team balance. She is an integral part of the squad having played over 120+ International matches for Australia. Due to her striking abilities, she was roped by the Sydney Sixers franchise in 2016 to play WBBL. Since then she is a regular member of the squad performing exceptionally well. She is the wife of the star pacer “Mitchell Starc”.
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