Ahead of Australia’s multi-format series in December against India, Alyssa Healy, newly appointed skipper of Australia’s Women’s team, cautioned India against preparing turning pitches.

Alyssa Healy, the new captain of Australia’s Women’s team, cautioned India about preparing spinning pitches for their upcoming series, suggesting it might backfire as Australia boasts a formidable spin attack with Ash Gardner, Alana King, Georgia Wareham, and Jess Jonassen.

Recently appointed as the permanent captain of Australia’s Women’s team, Alyssa Healy succeeded the legendary Meg Lanning following Lanning’s retirement from international cricket. Australia boasts a remarkable record in limited-overs cricket in India, winning 35 out of 41 ODIs and 16 out of 21 T20Is played on Indian soil. Notably, Australia has clinched victory in all their bilateral series in India, securing a convincing 4-1 win in their last encounter back in December 2022.

With Australia’s tour kicking off with a Test followed by three ODIs and three T20Is in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai respectively, Healy expressed curiosity about India’s pitch preparations, adding, “I’m actually really intrigued to see what sort of wickets they prepare. I think we’ve got a really, really good spin attack, so do that at your own peril.”

“Don’t get me wrong, the Indians have got a strong spin attack as well, but we’ve got some of the best leg-spinners in the world. We’ve got Ash Gardner, who took nine wickets on English soil with the ball in hand, so prepare spinning wickets at your own demise,” she added when talking to the reporters.

Last Updated on December 11, 2023

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