Time for the Men to Bring Back the Ashes, says Alyssa Healy
The cricketing world is slowly but steadily gearing up for one of the biggest and most heated contests in cricket history – The Ashes.
While the men’s team of the two powerhouses Australia and England prepare themselves for the gruesome battle, the Aussie women have already secured the crown by beating their counterpart.
The women in yellow retained the Ashes on Friday night, as they crushed England in the Twenty20 clash at North Sydney Oval. With two matches at Canberra still to go, there is no way back for the Three Lions.
Beth Mooney grabbed the limelight with her dazzling 86-run knock with the bat while Megan Schutt picked up four wickets continuing her fairytale run with the white ball.
“For us to seal an Ashes win and hopefully handball that over to the boys next Thursday is pretty special and hopefully, if we’ve got two Ashes urns, two Ashes trophies at the end of December, January, we’ll be pretty happy,” said a jubilant Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper for the Kangaroos’ women.
“The men’s Ashes series will be a really exciting contest. It’s nice for us to play it separately for a change. We’re always playing it at the same time as them and play second fiddle, so it’s nice for us to play it first – all the attention’s on us at the moment and doing what we’re doing which is amazing.” she added.
Healy pointed out the fact that the Ashes win was a very crucial one to boost up their spirits after getting knocked out by India at the World Cup earlier this year.
“After the World Cup, we came together as a group, and we put that behind us and talked to one another about it and learned what we could do better if we were in that situation again,” Healy said.
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