How ‘extra cricket’ benefiting Alyssa Healy

In the midst of a chaotic timetable, Australian women batsman Alyssa Healy said her game benefited from ‘ extra cricket. ‘
“I think it’s becoming more and more important for us to manage our downtime. We’re learning on our feet how to be professional cricketers and playing around the world quite frequently, but the girls are getting a lot better at managing their downtime,” Healy is quoted by ICC as saying.

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“I’m feeling good, it helps when you can laze around on the beach all day and drink some mocktails. I’m enjoying my time here, it’s been a busy couple of months but I made that decision to play the extra cricket and I think it’s benefitted me,” she added.

Healy is currently playing on their Caribbean trip for her squad following an all-format Ashes tournament in July. She performed in the women’s cricket super league with Yorkshire Diamonds before the Ashes series. On Tuesday, Australian women registered a massive victory of nine wickets over West Indies women. Healy, while pursuing a 98-run target, scored 58 runs unbeaten. Healy expressed dissatisfaction with even her own innings but also said all that matters is a victory.

“It was one of the more ugly innings that I’ll have, but to get a win, that’s what really matters and hopefully we get a nice true wicket in a couple of days’ time and we can make a big total if need be,” said Healy.

Australia won the first two T20Is against West Indies and on September 19, the third T20I match will be played.

This news was first published on ANI

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