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Don’t have an ego when it comes to leadership: Alyssa Healy | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Australia‘s stand-in skipper Alyssa Healy is happy to steer the staff in a five-match T20I sequence in India, a rustic which has a particular place for her as she scored her maiden worldwide century right here 4 years in the past.
The wicketkeeper, who additionally opens the batting, notched her first worldwide hundred throughout Australia’s 2018 tour of India, when she scored a 115-ball 133 in a 97-run win within the third ODI in Vadodara.
“It’s a great place to travel. For me personally, it’s nice to be back here. The place holds nice memories; the maiden hundred will last a lifetime,” Healy mentioned on the eve of their five-match T20I sequence opener right here.
For each the groups, the sequence will begin the countdown to the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February subsequent yr.
In their final assembly, Australia defeated India en path to the Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham.
“I’m really excited to play against a quality side. It’s great to be back, it’s been a long time we have been here. It’s exciting to me as the captain,” mentioned Healy who has taken over the reins after common skipper Meg Lanning took an indefinite private break.
“We are obviously aware of the danger of power they (India) possess, so it’s great for cricket as well. We know we are in for a battle.”
Captaincy is an added accountability however she’s relishing each little bit of it.
“It’s an added challenge, opening, wicket-keeping and captaining. But I love high pressure situations, it’s about managing workloads. I’m fortunate to have good leaders, whom I can lean on. I don’t have any ego when it comes to leadership.”
Healy additionally spoke about proficient teen Shafali Verma who will lead the India U-19 staff within the inaugural U-19 World Cup in South Africa subsequent month.
Both Shafali and Richa Ghosh, who’re additionally a part of the senior facet, shall be becoming a member of the U-19 camp forward of the World Cup and won’t be out there for the complete sequence towards Australia.
Healy believes that their presence will assist the youthful gamers. Both of them have been with the India senior staff for some time and have featured in ICC occasions.
“Some of these young players will get opportunities to rub shoulders with these players who have already played international games at the top level,” Healy mentioned.
“If you are stacking your U-19 side with your full-strength international side, then that might be an issue, but from my point of view, having Shafali and Richa Ghosh is only going to do wonders for those young players coming through and they can pick their brains in what works well, what does not in international cricket and it’s a great thing,” she added.



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