Alyssa Healy has recently been appointed as the skipper of the NSW Breakers for the upcoming edition of the Women’s National Cricket League. In January this year, Alex Blackwell hung his boots from international and state cricket and Healy has been roped in as her replacement. Last year, Lisa Sthalekar, the former Australian batswoman, lauded her for her cricketing brains.
“It’s very exciting, (but) it did come as a shock to me a little bit. We’ve got Rachael and Pez in the side, so I thought after Alex retired one of them would take over the reins and I’d go on being normal Healy behind the stumps,” Healy was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “But the opportunity arose and I grabbed it. I think it will be a really exciting, new challenge for me, I haven’t been captain of a side properly since under-17s or something. It’s a really successful team for me to jump into and try to continue that success,” the wicketkeeper-batswoman added.