Alyssa Healy is confident about her fitness for the upcoming India tour and is eager to take on the Australia captaincy full time following Meg Lanning’s retirement. Healy has filled in for Lanning on various tours and series over the past year, but the question of who will take on the captaincy in the long term remains unanswered. Healy has expressed her willingness to take on the role again if asked, but acknowledges that the final decision is in the hands of the selectors.
Healy has admitted that managing the extra burden of captaincy alongside her wicketkeeping and batting was a tough task, but she remains enthusiastic about the job. She has learned a lot about herself and the team during her stint as captain and is grateful for the opportunity to grow as a player. Healy also reflected on Lanning’s career, acknowledging her as a top achiever in Australian cricket.
Despite a finger injury suffered at home last month, Healy’s name is expected to be in the squad for the India tour. She remains confident about her recovery and is hopeful to play in the Test match scheduled for December 21. While her main concern is about the impact on her batting, Healy is optimistic about her progress and is patiently letting her finger heal.