Australia Women’s team skipper Meg Lanning recently announced her retirement from international cricket. She has led Australia to four T20 World Cup titles and an ODI World Cup title. Now Cricket Australia has named Alyssa Healy as the new all-format captain of the Australia Women’s team. Alyssa Healey has already led Australia against England, West Indies, and Ireland since June 2023 and now will serve as Australia’s full-time captain.
Tahlia McGrath has been named as the vice-captain and she will be Healy’s deputy. McGrath has also captained Australia a couple of times recently and has won back-to-back WBBL titles as the captain of Adelaide Striker. Both Alyssa Healey and Tahila Mcgrath are great leaders and they are determined to take Australia to new heights.
Alyssa Healy Is Ready To Make Her Own Mark As Australia’s Skipper
“I am honored to accept the role of captain and am grateful for the opportunity to lead our team,” Healy said. “I’ve really enjoyed the support of the players over the past few months and their encouragement to continue to be who I am and lead the group like I normally would from within. My approach will remain consistent with what it has been previously, but I’ll make my own mark on the role and be sure that I’m doing the best I possibly can for this group to maintain the success that we’ve had.”
Alyssa Healy was appointed Australia’s vice-captain last October after Rachael Haynes announced her retirement. However, she was soon named as the stand-in skipper for Australia’s tour of India in December last year where they conquered the T20I series with their dominating performance of 4-1. Australia retained the Women’s Ashes under Healy this year.
Alyssa Healy’s first task as Australia’s full-time captain will be against India this month in a multi-format tour. Australia will face India in a one-off test, three ODIs and three T20Is. The next big assignment for Healy will be the T20 World Cup next year and she is up for the bigger challenge. Alyssa Healy is married to Australian Men’s team fast bowler Mitchell Starc and both of them have won the World Cup with Australia in the past two years.