India Women vs Australia Women: Australia Women are all set to play a multi-format series against India Women comprising three ODIs, three T20Is & a one-off match starting from September 21. Ahead of the series Australian batter Alyssa Healy said that she wants to follow the footsteps of Rohit Sharma to achieve success in all formats of cricket.
Alyssa Healy feels that she is on the same position where Rohit Sharma was at the start of the test series in England. Healy batted in the middle order in the first three to four matches. However in Australia’s next clash when Healy got promoted to the top order she scored her maiden test half century.
Alyssa said that she is inspired by the way Rohit Sharma has transformed himself into an all format player. She herself want to upgrade her skills & leave her impression in all formats of game just like his role model Rohit Sharma
“I look at the modern Test game and see how it’s changed quite a lot. I watch a lot of the men’s cricket and I look at someone like Rohit Sharma who is one of the most devastating white-ball batters in the world and yet he’s a really successful opener in Test cricket. So for me, I said look at somebody like him and think about how he translates those skills across all the formats, could I potentially replicate that somehow?” said Alyssa Healy.
Speaking about Australia’s one-off test against India women Healy said, “It’s a tricky one because I’ve only played four Tests so I wouldn’t say I’m overly comfortable with how to play or how to approach a Test. From my point of view, I don’t think it’s going to change too much from my one-day international batting. I think the ability to give yourself more time is such a blessing.”
India Women vs Australia Women face-offs are always enticing to watch!
India Women & Australia Women had some interesting face-offs in the past to look upon. Back in 2017 ODI World Cup Semi-final, Harmanpreet Kaur’s sensational 171 runs knock helped India to register a thrilling win against India. Also Poonam Yadav’s heroics with the ball helped India beat to Australia in the opening match of the T20 World cup in 2020. However Australia beat India in the final to win the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Reflection on the battles between both the team Alyssa Healy said, “Sometimes a bit of the unknown and the unpredictable nature of India makes them incredibly dangerous. They’ve picked a few new players that we haven’t seen before on this tour. So they always love throwing something new at us, even if it is Poonam Yadav, she always has something new to throw at us, just to kick us off track again.”
India women vs Australia women: Australia squad
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
Sep 21: First ODI, Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Sep 24: Second ODI, Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay (D/N)
Sep 26: Third ODI, Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Sep 30 – Oct 3: Test match, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast (D/N)
Oct 7: First T20, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Oct 9: Second T20, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Oct 10: Third T20, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
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