Australia women’s explosive batswoman Alyssa Healy is hoping to follow Rohit Sharma’s template to be successful in all three formats. Her next assignment is a full-fledged series against the touring Indian women.
Healy has played just four Tests for Australia so far. She will be playing in the upcoming one-off pink-ball Test against India as an opener. Taking the example of Rohit Sharma, Healy stated she intends to replicate his performances to achieve success.
“It’s a tricky one because I’ve only played four Tests so I wouldn’t say I’m overly comfortable with how to play or how to approach a Test. From my point of view, I don’t think it’s going to change too much from my one-day international batting. Think the ability to give yourself more time is such a blessing.”
“I look at the modern Test game and see how it’s changed quite a lot. I watch a lot of the men’s cricket and I look at someone like Rohit Sharma who is one of the most devastating white-ball batters in the world and yet he’s a really successful opener in Test cricket. So for me, I said look at somebody like him and think about how he translates those skills across all the formats, could I potentially replicate that somehow?” she said.
“They’ve picked a few new players that we haven’t seen on this tour” – Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy went on to point out the changes made in the Indian women’s team. She mentioned that the Indian team is generally dangerous because of their unpredictability.
“Sometimes a bit of the unknown and the unpredictable nature of India makes them incredibly dangerous. They’ve picked a few new players that we haven’t seen before on this tour. So they always love throwing something new at us, even if it is Poonam Yadav, she always has something new to throw at us, just to kick us off track again,” Healy added.
The series begins with the 3 ODIs being played from September 21 – 26. The one-off pink-ball Test will be played from September 30 – October 3.