Healy relishing the challenge of stepping in Lanning’s shoes

Alyssa Healy is excited to lead Australia in the high-profile T20I series in India, claiming she is a different leader than Meg Lanning. In the T20I series against India, Healy will become the seventh Australian women’s captain, with full-time captain Meg Lanning continuing her indefinite break from the game. Healy was recently named vice-captain of the team following the retirement of Rachael Haynes, and she will now be promoted to captain in Lanning’s absence.

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But the wicketkeeper-batter is looking forward to the challenge, despite the fact that her leadership style will differ from Lanning’s. The lines are very blurry… there’s a little bit to it, but it’s an interesting one, I think I’ve been given the freedom to make it mine and make it my role,” Healy said ahead of the first T20I in Mumbai. Healy also provided an update on Lanning’s future, saying, “We’re not sure what the future holds for Meg, she’ll make some decisions in her own time and she’s afforded that opportunity.

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Right now, it’s about me putting my spin on that role and making sure that I’m doing the best I possibly can for this group to maintain the success that we’ve had,” she added. “I’m a very different leader to Meg, I’m a different personality, and it’s about me just putting my spin on that role and making sure that I’m doing the best I possibly can for this group to maintain the success that we’ve had,  Healy concluded that she enjoyed facing difficult challenges and was excited to lead the team in Mumbai. “It’s not an easy job, but it’s a challenge, and I love a challenge, and I love thriving on those high-pressure situations,” she said.

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The five-match T20I series will be crucial for both teams as they ramp up their preparations for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in South Africa in early 2023. The matches will take place at the D.Y. from December 9 to December 20. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai are two stadiums in Mumbai.

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