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    Australia’s opener and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy voiced her desire to captain the team.


    The wicketkeeper and opener for Australia, Alyssa Healy, voiced her wish to captain her country’s team and claimed it would be a pleasure. Meg Lanning, the previous captain, took an indefinite vacation from the sport, while Rachael Haynes, who served as her deputy, just announced her retirement from international competition, making room for a new captain.

    Given that the Women in Yellow are the current ODI and T20 Champions, the Australian team currently leads all other teams. When Meg Lanning led Australia to victory in the inaugural Commonwealth Games cricket competition, the squad added yet another significant accomplishment to an already impressive resume. “I’ve been a vice-captain in the Australian side before and that’s been a great opportunity, but yeah, if the call did come my way there’s no possibility I’d turn it down. I think it would be an unbelievable honor and its something that I would really take the challenge and hopefully leave a mark on the game where I can,” Healy said. In January 2023, the women’s squad will face Pakistan at home for an ODI series and a T20I series before departing for South Africa to defend the T20 World Cup. Healey said she had considered taking on a formal leadership position in the Australian team, but there had been no word on Meg Lanning’s return to cricket in the near future.

    “I’ve given a little bit of thought, I mean it would be rude not to as one of the senior plays in the side, about whom they might lean on to take over the reins. But, from my point of view I’m looking forward to the WBBL first, and if that phone call comes then you beauty,” Healy added. “There’s so many leaders within our Australian team and Australian squad at the moment and obviously Meg’s on a bit of a break at the moment, so hopefully she’ll come back and be as fresh as a daisy and want to play a part in the side. But I guess from our point of view, I’m sure someone is going to step up take the reins and do a fantastic job,” she further stated.


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