|Alyssa Healy Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1990|
Alyssa Healy is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented her country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a wicketkeeper and top-order batter. She was a part of the Australian squads that had won the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in both 2013 and 2022, the 6th and 7th times, respectively, that Australia had achieved the feat. She has also been an integral member of the Australian squads that have clinched the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020. In the Australian domestic circuit, she has played for New South Wales (2007-08–Present) across all 3 formats. In franchise-based T20 cricket, she has turned out for the Sydney Sixers (2015-16–present) in the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League); Trailblazers (2018) in the Women’s T20 Challenge; and the Yorkshire Diamonds (2019) in the WCSL (Women’s Cricket Super League). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Alyssa has also played domestic cricket outside of her home country representing Yorkshire Women’s Cricket Team (2012) in England.
Alyssa Jean Healy
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alyssa had attended the MLC School, an independent day school for girls in Burwood, New South Wales. She had later studied at Barker College, an independent Anglican co-educational school in Hornsby, a suburb of Sydney.
- Father – Greg Healy (Former Cricketer)
- Mother – Sandy Healy
- Siblings – Kareen Healy (Older Sister) (Deceased)
- Others – Ian Healy (Uncle) (Former Professional Cricketer, Former World Record Holder for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in Test Match Cricket), Helen Healy (Aunt), Tom Healy (Cousin) (Cricketer), Emma Healy (Cousin), Laura Healy (Cousin), Kenneth James Healy (Uncle) (Former Cricketer), Kim Healy (Aunt), Paul Starc (Father-in-Law) (d. 2021), Brandon Starc (Brother-in-Law) (High Jumper, ‘Silver’ Medalist at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, ‘Gold’ Medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games), Laura Turner (Sister-in-Law) (Athlete)
77 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), New South Wales (Australian Domestic Cricket), Sydney Sixers (WBBL)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alyssa has dated –
- Mitchell Starc (2015-Present) – Alyssa got engaged to fellow Australian professional cricketer Mitchell Starc in 2015 and they got married on April 15, 2016. They have known each other since they were both 9 years old. They are only the 3rd married couple (heterosexual) to have played international cricket in the test match format after the Prideauxs (Roger Prideaux and Ruth Westbrook) had done so for England in the 1950s and 1960s, and the de Alwis couple (Guy de Alwis and Rasanjali Silva) had represented Sri Lanka in the 1980s and 1990s.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, neck-length, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Gleaming face
Alyssa Healy Facts
- Despite being born into a family of cricketers, Alyssa was not interested in the sport until she had moved, as a child, from Queensland to Sydney where she was coaxed into taking up cricket by a friend.
- She had first come into the spotlight in late 2006 when she had become the first girl to play among boys in the private schools’ competition in the state of New South Wales. She had moved up the state age-group ranks rapidly and had made her debut for the senior New South Wales team in the 2007–08 season.
- During the 2009–10 season, she had taken up wicketkeeping duties for her state on a full-time basis. That season, she had set a new record for the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in the Women’s National Cricket League.
- She was the leading run-scorer in Australia’s victorious campaign at the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with 225 runs in just 5 innings. She was the top run-scorer for Australia in their group stage matches against Pakistan (48 runs), Ireland (56 runs not out), and New Zealand (53 runs); as well as in the semi-final against the West Indies (46 runs). For her consistent performances, she was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’.
- In December 2018, the ICC (International Cricket Council) had honored her with the ‘T20I Player of the Year’ award. She had repeated the feat in 2019. That year, she had also won the Belinda Clark Award, an annual honor that recognizes Australia’s best female international cricketer.
- In October 2019, in a WT20I match against Sri Lanka, she had smoked 148 runs off just 61 balls, including 19 fours and 7 sixes. This was her first century in a WT20I match and was the then highest individual score in the history of WT20Is.
- At the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, she was the 2nd-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 236 runs in 6 innings. She was the top run-scorer for Australia in their group stage matches against India (51 runs) and Bangladesh (83 runs). In the match against Bangladesh, she and Beth Mooney had recorded an opening partnership of 151 runs. It was the then highest partnership for Australia for any wicket in a WT20I match.
- In the final of the tournament, against India, she had scored a quickfire 75 runs off just 39 balls to lead Australia to a mammoth total of 184 runs and an eventual win by 85 runs. She was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her performance.
- In September 2020, she had recorded her 92nd dismissal as a wicket-keeper in WT20I matches. She had consequently overtaken legendary Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to set a new record for the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper, male or female, in T20I cricket.
- At the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, she had top-scored for Australia in their 2nd group stage match, against Pakistan (72 runs off 79 balls); their semi-final match, against the West Indies (129 runs off 107 balls); and their final match, against England (170 runs off 138 balls). In all 3 of those games, she was named the ‘Player of the Match’.
- For scoring 509 runs in 9 matches in that tournament, the most number of runs scored by an individual in a single edition of the tournament, she was also named the ‘Player of the Tournament’. This was the first time ever that the 500-run mark was breached by a batter in any edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
- Her knock of 170 runs in the final of that tournament was the then highest individual score by any batter (male or female) in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup, surpassing fellow Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist‘s knock of 149 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2007 men’s final. Alyssa’s monumental 170 was also the then second-highest individual score in women’s ODIs for Australia, only behind Belinda Clark’s score of 229 runs not out which she had achieved against Denmark in the 1997 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
- With her efforts against West Indies in the semi-final (129 runs off 107 balls) and England in the final (170 runs off 138 balls), she had also become the first female cricketer to have scored 2 centuries in the knockout stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The 170 was also the then highest individual score by a wicket-keeper in women’s ODIs.
- She and her husband Mitchell Starc participate in an annual friendly golf competition that they have affectionately named the Steally Cup by combining their last names (Healy and Starc).
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