Alyssa Healy: Wife of Australian Fast Bowler Mitchell Starc
Alyssa Jean Healy is a right-handed Australian Batter and Wicket Keeper who plays for the Australian Women national team and New south Wales in domestic cricket. Just like her uncle, Ian Healy, she Chose cricket as a Carer. Alyssa is one of the most successful cricketers of the current era. She has been an integral part of the Australian team and helped them to win several titles over the years. Now, let’s take a close look in her Personal life, carer and Love Life.
How was Alyssa’s early life? Does she really wanted to be a cricketer?
Alyssa grew up in a family of cricketers, she is the niece of former Australian Wicketkeeper Ian Healy while her father, Greg Healy was part of the Queensland Squad. She started playing Cricket at a very young age but in her childhood, she never took any cricket and had no intensions of pursuing cricket as a career. But after she moved to Sydney, she had to choose one sport in her school as subject where she chose cricket and from this point, she grew her interest in cricket.
She was the first girl from New south Wales who played in a boy’s cricket team in any private schools of New south Wales. She proved that Cricket is not just for Boys, Girls can also play it. She faced a lot of hurdles in her school for being a girl in cricket team but still she continued her journey. Her Bravery and Attitude kept her stronger to achieve her goal.
From a Town girl to Being a Wicket-Keeper Batsman: Alyssa’s Journey
Alyssa established herself as one of the most dominant players in women’s cricket and she is well known for her aggressive style of play. She has the ability to score runs quickly.
Alyssa made her Debut for Australia in ODI on 10th February 2010 against New Zealand. Soon She became an important player of Australia and Found her feet in it. She also made her international debut in a T20 match on 21st February soon after the ODI.
In 2013, she was named as the ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Year, after a series of impressive performances. Healy was a crucial plyer in Australia’s 2014 Women’s World Twenty20 –winning team. In 2018, She also played for Women’s World Twenty20 –winning team, scoring 225 runs in the tournament.
In the 2019 Women’s Ashes series, her performance was quite impressive where she scored 241 runs including a century in the final T20I. After this she was named as the ICC Women’s T20I player of the year for the second time in her cricket carer.Healy became the fastest woman to reach 2,000 runs in Women’s T20s, achieving the feat in just 77 innings in 2020.
Healy has the ability to play unconventional shots which made her a difficult player to bowl to. She is not at all afraid of taking risks which allows her to put pressure on the opposite team.
How is the Chemistry Between Alyssa and Mitchell Starc?
Mitchell Starc is a famous Australian cricketer who is well known as a left arm bowler and a left-handed batsman. He represented Australia in the ODI and The Twenty20 internationals. Starc and Healy, both knew each other when they were just 9. They were giving trials for Sydney’s Northern District Cricket Association team. Healy continued as a wicketkeeper whereas Starc become one of the best pacers around.
Both announced their engagement in 2015. And In 2016, Healy got married to Mitchell Starc . The couple have been part of World Cup Winning teams which seems really Awesome to their followers. Both shares a great bond and love towards each other. Although they both belong from a cricket background but in a recent interview On Royal challengers Bengaluru’s YouTube channel, Healy revealed that they don’t talk much about cricket when they are together. This interview kept arising questions in Netizens mind.
At the end it can be easily concluded that Alyssa is a role model for young girls who are fond of playing cricket and want to live independently. She had a significant impact on Women’s cricket. Her performance and Bravery on the field inspired new generation of female cricketers to break down all the barriers.