Alyssa Healy suffers calf injury in fourth T20I against India

Alyssa Healy suffers calf injury in fourth T20I against India

Australia captain Alyssa Healy suffered a sprained calf while battling in the fourth Women’s T20I against India and was dropped from the contest. Word on his availability for the final match of the tour was expected.

Healy, leading for the first time in place of Meg Lanning, who is on an indefinite break, helped Australia get off to a quick start after being asked to bat. She ran 30 from 21 balls, hitting six fours in the process. On the penultimate ball of the power play, she moved well to the outside side and fired Deepti Sharma to the square leg fence. It was then that she seemed to have tweaked her calf.

Healy was seen hobbling and, after some attention from the physio, decided to continue. However, a ball later she couldn’t pinch a quick run, that’s when she decided to walk away. Shortly after, she was barred from further participation in the game.

After the series against India, Healy was due to play in the Women’s National Cricket League, Australia’s national 50-over competition. From January 16, Australia are set to take on Pakistan at home for a six-match clean-ball series starting with the three ODIs, which are part of the ICC Women’s Championship cycle.

In Healy’s absence, Tahlia McGraththe vice-captain designated in Mumbai, will take over. Beth Mooney is the emergency counter keeper. She regularly donned the gloves in the Women’s Big Bash League – first for Brisbane Heat, then for Perth Scorchers.
If Healy should be excluded from the fifth T20I, Phoebe Litchfield could be an option to open the batting, having done so for Sydney Thunder in the WBBL. Healy is the second Australian player to be injured on the tour, after Jess Jonassen excluded with hamstring issues last Sunday.

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