Alyssa Healy - Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Parents, Awards, Career
Alyssa Jean Healy is an Australian cricketer. Healy currently plays for the New South Wales, WBBL team Sydney Sixers and the Australian women's national team. She is a right-handed batswoman and a wicketkeeper. Representing New South Wales Breakers, she has won consecutive Women's National Cricket League from 2007 to 2019, except for the 2015-16 season. She led Sydney Sixers to the WBBL title in 2017 and 2018.
Representing Australia's national team, she has won five ICC Women's World T20 World Cup and ICC Women's Cricket World Cup (2013 and 2022). She was named ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
What is Alyssa Healy Famous For?
- Wicketkeeper for Australia's national team.
Where is Alyssa Healy From?
Alyssa Healy was born on 24 March 1990. Her birth name is Alyssa Jean Healy. Her birth place is in Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia. She holds Australian nationality. She was born to her father, Greg, and mother, Sandy. She belongs to the white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She comes from a family with a cricket background. Her father Greg was a member of the Queensland squad. Her uncle Ian was Australia's Test wicket-keeper and Ken played in Queensland. She has a sister named Kareen Healy.
Regarding her educational background, she attended MLC School and Barker College.
Alyssa Healy Career
- Despite coming from a family with a cricket background, Alyssa Healy was not interested in cricket at all. However, her move from Queensland to Sydney led her to take up the sport after her friend coaxed her.
- She received press attention after she was selected as wicket-keeper for Barker College First XI at the age of 16. It was the first time a girl had been picked to play among boys in the elite private schools' cricket competition in New South Wales. An anonymous person, believed to be a former male student, circulated an email entitled "Save Barker Cricket Now" in the school community attacking the selection as a "disgrace" and calling for gender segregation of the cricket team.
- She progressed through the age-group ranks and made her debut for the senior New South Wales team in the Australian domestic one-day league in the 2007-08 season.
- After wicket-keeper, Leonie Coleman left New South Wales at the start of the 2009-10 season, Healy took the responsibility of wicket-keeping full-time. That season, she set the record for most dismissals of any wicket-keeper in the Women's National Cricket League. She also recorded her highest score of 89 not out at faster than a run a ball.
- Alyssa Healy made her international debut in the 2010 Rose Bowl series against New Zealand. She was given her debut following the injury to Jodie Fields, the Australian captain, and wicket-keeper Jodie Fields.
- She was part of the Australia team that won the 2010 World Twenty20 in an unbeaten campaign.
- She was named the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Player of the Tournament after she became the tournament's leading runs scorer with 225 runs. She was later named ICC's T20I Player of the Year in 2018.
- Following captain Alex Blackwell's retirement in 2018, Healy was named the captain of the New South Wales Breakers for the 2018-19 season.
- She helped Australia to win the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup after scoring 75 off 39 balls in the final against India.
- She surpassed M.S. Dhoni's record of 91 dismissals as a wicket-keeper, male or female, in Twenty20 International cricket after she took her 92nd dismissal as a wicket-keeper against New Zealand in September 2020.
- In the Women's Big Bash League, she plays for the Sydney Sixers. She helped the Sixers to claim the 2016-17 and 2017-18 league titles.
Who is Alyssa Healy Husband?
Alyssa Healy is a married woman. She is married to Mitchell Starc who is also a cricketer. He is a fast bowler who plays for the Australia men's national team. They first met when they were 9. They had both started off playing cricket as wicket-keepers. The couple got engaged in 2015 and tied a knot to each other in April 2016. Her brother-in-law is a high jumper, Brandon Starc.
As of 2019, Healy has a golf handicap of seven and competes against Starc with a handicap of ten for the annual Steally Cup.
She lives in Sydney.
How Tall is Alyssa Healy?
Alyssa Healy stands at the height of 1.65 m i.e. 5 feet and 5 inches tall. The Australian wicketkeeper has a body weight of 139 lbs i.e. 63 kg. She has a slim and athletic body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.
What is Alyssa Healy Salary and Net Worth?
Alyssa Healy is one of the top female cricketers in the world. She represents Australia's national team. Domestically, she represents New South Wales Breakers in the Women's National Cricket League and Sydney Sixers in WBBL. She is paid a handsome salary from her contract deals. Her contract details are not available at present. Thus, her salary cannot be determined. Multiple news portals have reported her net worth to be around $4 million.
Trivias About Alyssa Healy You Need To Know.
- She scored her first ODI century against India in 2018.
- She scored her first T20 International century against Sri Lanka in 2019.
- She played her 100th WT20I match during Australia's series against Sri Lanka in September 2019.
- She set a new record for the highest individual score in a Women's T20I match with 148 not out during Australia's series against Sri Lanka in 2019.
- She was awarded Belinda Clark Award in 2019.
- She was named Cricket Australia Women's ODI Player of the Year in 2019.
- She holds the record for conceding the most number of byes as a wicketkeeper in an innings of a WT20I (9), the joint-most by any female wicketkeeper along with Tammy Beaumont.
- Healy and her husband, Starc are only the third married couple to play Test cricket.
- She was nominated for the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Decade award in November 2020.
- She held the Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball at 82.5 m between 21 February and 2 August 2019. Kristan Baumgartner later broke her record.
- She holds the world record for the most runs in a Women's T20 International with 148* (61) at North Sydney Oval on 2 October 2019 against Sri Lanka.
- She recorded the fastest 50 (off 30 balls) in the history of ICC event finals across formats in March 2020.