Teams Played For
Australia Women, Sydney Sixers Women, Trailblazers, Yorkshire Diamonds
Alyssa Healy keeps the wickets like her uncle, Ian Healy, and possesses the same level of aggression as her husband, Mitchell Starc. Heally bats like a beast and has the ability to destroy any bowling attack on her day. She represents New South Wales in the domestic circuit and plays for Sydney Sixers, since the maiden WBBL.
As a child, a young Healy had no interest in the game, whereas her family had cricket in their blood. Her father was a domestic cricketer, while her uncle was a prolific cricketer. Her interest in cricket started to develop when she shifted to Sydney from Queensland and picked up the sport at a junior-level club.
She came into the NSW setup during the 2009-10 season but used to keep the wickets as a part-timer. After her debut season at NSW, she started taking the glovework more seriously. At the age of 19, Healy made her ODI debut against New Zealand in February 2010.
While, she got the opportunity to play the shortest format for Australia during the World T20, held in the West Indies in 2010. She played all the games and helped her national side clinch the title. The promising Healy tasted some more success as she was part of a second-straight Australia’s consecutive World T20 triumph. And the keeper-batter was also a part of the World Cup-winning team of 2013, backed with the third World T20 title in 2014.
In 2015, Healy played a vital cog during the Ashes’ win in England for the first time in 14 years. When she returned home, Sydney Sixers signed the wicketkeeping batswoman for the inaugural season of the Women’s Big Bash League and has been a prolific player for the club since then.
In 2019, Healy posted the record for the fastest century when smashed a 148 off just 61 balls against Sri Lanka. The keeper-batter was also part of Australia during the World T20, hosted in Australia in 2020. During the final, she scored 75 off 39 runs against India at MCG and won the Player of the Award in front of a crowd of 86000 people. In January 2021, ICC named Healy in the prestigious T20I as well as ODI Team of the Decade for her contribution.
Since her debut, Healy has been a vital cog and has been playing a mammoth role in Australia’s dominance. She has been the best female wicketkeeper-batter to have played the sport, still has the age to achieve more greatness.
(As of March 2021)