Alyssa Healy extends her WBBL contract with Sydney Sixers for next 3 years

The 9th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League is all set to get underway on 19th October 2023. This year saw the introduction of the draft for the overseas players. The player selection process took place in Melbourne ahead of the season.

Alyssa Healy extends her WBBL contract with Sydney Sixers for next 3 years. PC: Getty
Alyssa Healy extends her WBBL contract with Sydney Sixers for next 3 years. PC: Getty


The Australian wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy extended her contract with the Sydney Sixers for the next three years. She made her Women’s Big Bash debut in the year 2015. She scored 285 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 119.74 in her debut season. Ever since the inception of the WBBL, she has been a part of the Sydney Sixers side. She has scored over 2900 runs with a strike rate of 134.96 and an average of 27.81. Her tally of runs includes 15 half-centuries and five centuries.

Her best performance with the bat came against the Adelaide Strikers in the year 2018 when she stayed unbeaten on 112, scoring at an impressive strike rate of 162.31. Her best season with the bat for the Sydney Sixers came in the year 2016 when she scored close to 500 runs (479) in 16 innings at a strike rate of 123.77 and an average of 29.93. Her tally of runs included four half-centuries.

She became the first Sydney Sixers player to reach the 100-game milestone for the club in the year 2021. She also holds the record for most number of matches played with 115 matches so far for the club. She will now be seen leading Australia in the absence of the regular skipper Meg Lanning in a limited-overs series against West Indies. The series includes a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ODI series which commences on 1st October 2023.

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“Alyssa Healy is a foundation member of the Sixers and has been part of the fabric of the club for a long time. Her contributions to the Sixers and to cricket in New South Wales have been immense and what she brings to the group, on and off the field is near unmatched. There was no way we were going to see Alyssa in any color other than magenta. She’s a Sixer through and through,” said Head of Sydney Sixers Rachael Haynes on Alyssa Healy’s contribution and the value she brings to the club.

She will be back with the Sydney Sixers alongside the likes of Ashleigh Gardner and Ellyse Perry for the upcoming edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.

(Quotes sourced from Sydney Sixers Press Release)

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