Australia womens T20I World cup team
Australia womens T20I World cup team

Healy had a stellar 2019 and won the top awards for both ODIs and T20Is in the Australian Cricket Awards earlier this week. Australia captain Meg Lanning has backed star opener Alyssa Healy to put behind poor form and come good at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

Healy’s poor form

In the Australia women’s tri-series Healy failed to show off her performance. Though Australia won the trophy by beating India in finals Healy just scored 15 runs in five matches. In the tri-series against India and England, she returns pavilion with a sequence of 9, 1, 0, 1 and 4.

Lanning’s beleif

Despite of her poor performance Lanning believes that Healy would come back to World cup in perfect form. Lanning states “It hasn’t been ideal for Midge [Healy], but I along with the rest of the team are half expecting her to come out and whack it around in the first World Cup game”.

“I’m sure every bowler in the world is nervous about bowling to her because she’s definitely due. She’s fine, you go through patches in your career where you don’t make runs, and she takes the game on for us, so she’s going to take risks and sometimes that doesn’t come off.

“I’ve got full confidence she’ll play a big role for us in the World Cup and if it’s not her day, then it’s got to be someone else’s, we can’t rely on one player to win it for us. Midge’ll come around really quickly, she’s got a good attitude and she’s ‘keeping really well, which is great for the side, so we’re not too worried.”

Chance to shake off the rust

Before the initial match against India on 21st February in World cup Australia plays two warm-up games against West Indies in Brisbane and South Africa in Adelaide. Which have a chance to Healy to show her performance and make a come back in perfect form in World cup.