Australia women’s wicketkeeper batsman Alyssa Heally stated that she is looking to achieve the success of Rohit Sharma that he got in all three formats.
Australia women will face India women in multi-format series starting later this month.
Healy will be part of the Australian team vs India in a one-off day-night women’s Test that will start on October 3.
“It’s a tricky one because I’ve only played four Tests so I wouldn’t say I’m overly comfortable with how to play or how to approach a Test,” Healy said at a Fox Cricket launch event for the series. “From my point of view, I don’t think it’s going to change too much from my one-day international batting. I think the ability to give yourself more time is such a blessing.”
“I look at the modern Test game and see how it’s changed quite a lot. I watch a lot of the men’s cricket and I look at someone like Rohit Sharma who is one of the most devastating white-ball batters in the world and yet he’s a really successful opener in Test cricket. So for me, I said look at somebody like him and think about how he translates those skills across all the formats, could I potentially replicate that somehow?”
Rohit has centuries in all the three formats and recently he got success in the Test format after he started to open the innings.
In the recent England tour he was India’s highest run-scorer and also got his first overseas hundred.
“Sometimes a bit of the unknown and the unpredictable nature of India makes them incredibly dangerous. They’ve picked a few new players that we haven’t seen before on this tour,” Healy said. “So they always love throwing something new at us, even if it is Poonam Yadav, she always has something new to throw at us, just to kick us off track again” concluded Australian wicket-keeper.