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Alyssa Jean Healy (born 24 March 1990) is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian women's national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket, as well as the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL. She made her international debut in February 2010.[1][2]

A right-handed batter and wicket-keeper, she is the daughter of Greg Healy, who was part of the Queensland squad, while her uncle Ian Healy was Australia's Test wicket-keeper and held the world record for the most Test dismissals. Healy first came to prominence in late 2006 when she became the first girl to play among boys in the private schools' competition in New South Wales. She moved up the state age group ranks and made her debut for the senior New South Wales team in the 2007–08 season. She played most of her first two seasons as a specialist batsman due to the presence of Leonie Coleman—a wicket-keeper for Australia—in the state side. Coleman left New South Wales at the start of the 2009–10 season and Healy took up the glovework on a full-time basis for her state. During the same season, she recorded her highest score of 89 not out at faster than a run a ball, and made the most dismissals of any wicket-keeper in the Women's National Cricket League.

Following the injury to Australian captain and wicket-keeper Jodie Fields, Healy was given her international debut in the 2010 Rose Bowl series against New Zealand. She played in the first five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty20 (T20) internationals, but was dropped for the last three ODIs during the New Zealand leg of the series. Healy played in every match of the 2010 World Twenty20 as Australia won the tournament after an unbeaten campaign. In October 2018, Healy was named in Australia's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies, she finished as the tournament's leading runs scorer with 225 runs and won player of the tournament.

In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named her the T20I Player of the Year.[3] In September 2019, during Australia's series against Sri Lanka, Healy played in her 100th WT20I match.[4] In the same series, Healy set a new record for the highest individual score in a Women's T20I match, with 148 not out.[5] In January 2020, she was named in Australia's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. Healy finished second highest runs scorer in the tournament with 236 runs. In the final, she scored a quickfire 75 off 39 balls against India to help Australia win their fifth title and won player of the match. In September 2020, in the second WT20I match against New Zealand, Healy took her 92nd dismissal as a wicket-keeper.[6] As a result, she went past M. S. Dhoni's record of 91 dismissals, to set a new record of most dismissals as a wicket-keeper, male or female, in Twenty20 International cricket.[7]

Born on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Healy is the daughter of Greg, who was a member of the Queensland squad, while Greg's younger brother Ian was Australia's Test wicket-keeper from the late 1980s until 1999 and was the world record holder for the most Test dismissals.[1] Another uncle, Ken, played for Queensland.[2] Despite the family heritage, and watching her uncle represent Australia, she said that she did not become interested in cricket until she moved from Queensland to Sydney as a child and was coaxed into taking up the sport by a friend.[8] She attended high school at MLC School and later Barker College.

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