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WATCH: Australian star Alyssa Healy reveals her cricketing idol; names the funniest teammate


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In a fun rapid-fire interview, Australian cricket star Alyssa Healy faced some interesting questions and the cricket icon came up with quite a few eye-catching answers. Healy, who is known or her aggressive batting style and exceptional wicketkeeping skills, was first asked about her favourite cricket ground. The stylish opener was quick to answer as she went with North Sydney Oval and too under the lights.

Healy was then quizzed about her cricket idol while growing up. The wicketkeeper-batter named Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting as her pick. Notably, Ponting led Aussie men’s team to two ODI World Cup triumphs in 2003 and 2007. He amassed 13,378 runs from 168 Tests and 13,704 runs from 375 ODIs.

When it comes to the question of her funniest teammate, Healy named Darcie Brown as her answer. The Gold Coast-born cricketer picked her husband Mitchell Starc as the most famous person she met. Healy also predicted that Australia will win the upcoming Ashes.

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Healy will soon be seen in action, as Australia and England are set to face each other in the Women’s Ashes. The schedule for the Women’s Ashes, featuring multiple formats, was recently unveiled by England. This edition will witness the inaugural five-day Test match, set to take place at Trent Bridge.

The visiting team may face the prospect of introducing a completely revamped opening partnership, as Healy contemplates shifting down the batting order to manage her workload. Healy, who has been Australia’s opener in the past three Tests since 2019, a role she often assumes in limited-overs cricket, is cautious about the physical toll that wicketkeeping can have during Test matches. As a result, she is considering adjusting her position in the batting lineup.

“I have given it a lot of thought. And it has been up for discussion for a little bit of time. In the last Test match, look I put my hand up and I wanted to do it. It was my decision to open the batting and I thought it would be a great place to bat I probably underestimated the work I would have to do in the field, not having to do that all the time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if the time comes and they want me to open, okay great. But I’d happily slide down to the middle and whack a Dukes ball around,” said Healy as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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