Australian Wicket-Keeper Batsman and wife of Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, Alyssa Healy has turned 30 today. Healy was the player of the match in the recent T20 World Cup Final Against India.
Healy was born on the 24th of March,1990. Her domestic career started when she made her debut for New South Wales Breakers in the 2007-2008 season of the Domestic One- Day league. Although she was unable to make her mark in the first 5 innings, she played a match-winning 41 of 50 balls in the sixth one to prove her mettle in the domestic circuit.
Healy was selected in the Australian for the first time when it was announced for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in February 2010. Reportedly, she was included due to an injury to the regular wicketkeeper and captain at that time, Jodie Fields. About her inclusion in the team, the selection committee said, “Alyssa has been identified for higher honors for a number of years and now gets the chance to display her wicket-keeping skills and attacking batting on the international stage.”She finally made an international debut in this series itself on 10th February 2010 at the Adelaide Oval.
Here are some of the most memorable facts about the Australian Star Wicketkeeper.
Healy played a big role in Australia’s win against India in the recently concluded World T20 final when she scored a whopping 75 runs off just 39 balls to set the platform for a huge 185 runs target in the final.
In T20 Internationals, Healy holds the record for the highest individual score of 148 Not Out. She has appeared for Australia in 112 International T20I’s and has scored 2060 runs in the shortest format of the game. Her highest score of 148 came against Sri Lanka last year.
Healy has also played 73 ODIs and 4 Tests for Australia, in which she managed to score 1638 runs and 201 runs respectively.
In the year 2015, she became engaged to Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. They were married in 2016.
She was awarded the women’s T20’I cricketer for consecutive years in 2018, 2019. She is also the present Belinda Clarke Award holder for the year 2019.