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Alyssa Healy's return is a 'scary prospect': Tahlia McGrath warns opposition

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After an injury layoff, Alyssa Healy is back in the national squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Her return has boosted Australia on and off the field and Tahlia McGrath reckons that Healy's return is a 'scary prospect' for the World Cup rivals.

Healy injured her calf during the India tour last year in December, and missed the subsequent Pakistan white-ball series at home as well.

Since arriving in South Africa, Healy has been working hard on her fitness, and is taking part in regular drills involving batting, and wicket-keeping.

In a major boost for the Aussies, the 32-year-old was declared fit by the medical team for their tournament opener against the White-Ferns on February 11.

"It’s huge," Tahlia McGrath told cricket.com.au on Healy's return.

"It has been weird  – it's been like, where's the person playing jokes on people, where's the person with the funny comments … but she'll be straight back into it.

"Healy going to be vocal behind the stumps and she brings so much energy to the group."

"It’s scary ... we've been playing some really good cricket and then you have a player like that come straight back in. It's pretty scary for the opposition."

In her absence, Beth Mooney kept wickets in the Pakistan series, but her absence as a devastating batter was felt within the Australian camp.

The Women's T20 World Cup commences from February 10, and Australia will be gunning for their sixth title.

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