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Alyssa Healy Named as Australian Women’s Cricket Team Vice-captain

Alyssa Healy has been named as Australian Women’s Cricket Team Vice-captain, confirms Cricket Australia. Alyssa Healy will take over the position of Rachel Haynes who announced her retirement last month.

Australian Women’s Cricket Team Vice-captain

“It’s a privilege to have been offered the vice-captaincy of any Australian team, let alone one that’s tasted as much success as this one,” Healy said.

“Rach played a key role in supporting Meg as well as driving the values and culture of the team and while she leaves big shoes to fill, I’m looking forward to helping lead this side alongside Meg and Shell.

Rachel Haynes
Rachel Haynes

“It’s a really exciting time to be involved with this team; we’ve seen personnel changes as well as the emergence of incredible young talent, and with a T20 World Cup and away Ashes just around the corner, I’m looking forward to this next chapter of my career.”

In June 2018, Healy was named as the captain of the New South Wales Breakers for the 2018–19 season after the retirement of the previous captain, Alex Blackwell. She was named ahead of Australian Women’s Vice-Captain Rachael Haynes and Sydney Sixers Captain Ellyse Perry.

Shawn Flegler, Head of Performance, Women’s Cricket and National Selector said: “We’re delighted that Alyssa has agreed to take on the role of vice-captain and look forward to the contribution she can make in tandem with Meg.

“Alyssa is an outstanding leader on and off the field and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

“We have great confidence in Alyssa, Meg, and Shelley leading the team during an exciting 12-month period that will see the team defend its T20 World Cup title and look to retain the Ashes on English soil.”

Alyssa Healy surpassed M. S. Dhoni’s record of 91 dismissals, to set a new record for most dismissals as a wicket-keeper, male or female, in Twenty20 International cricket.

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