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‘Sore loser’ Alyssa Healy longing for WBBL glory

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‘Sore loser’ Alyssa Healy longing for WBBL glory

2022-11-23 04:49:26


Regardless of a profession spanning three many years, Alyssa Healy nonetheless struggles with dealing with defeat.

“I can verify I do not like dropping,” she stated. “I am a little bit of a sore loser.”

Contemporary off her announcement as Australia’s T20 captain to tour India in December, Healy stated Sydney Sixers are refreshed and prepared for a return to WBBL glory after final season’s bottom-of-the-table end.

“After a disappointing couple of years, we’re again the place we really feel like we must be and taking part in some actually good cricket,” she stated.

Sixers will enter this week’s finals as agency favourites to win their third crown, incomes internet hosting rights to Saturday’s decider after topping the desk.

“Sunday was superb to see all of the individuals on the hill [at North Sydney Oval],” Healy stated. “In order that’s actually buoyed us and the truth that we are able to play at residence I believe is a big benefit as properly.”

Lengthy-regarded because the competitors’s marquee membership, Sixers missed the previous three finals collection and struggled beneath final season’s Covid-19 restrictions.

“It was difficult at occasions,” Healy mirrored. “Particularly when gamers have been struggling off the sector as properly. Covid in all probability took its toll and being away in hubs and bubbles and never having the ability to come residence was undoubtedly an enormous issue.”

However their bounce again beneath new coach and England famous person Charlotte Edwards has been immense.

Their 11 wins this summer season is essentially the most of any membership in a home-and-away season they usually have been barely challenged outdoors of a last-ball loss to Adelaide and a Beth Mooney masterclass in Perth.

“You take a look at issues from final yr and I do not assume anybody would have disputed that we might probably be in competition for finals,” allrounder Erin Burns stated.  “However issues did not click on. I do not assume there’s anybody factor you’ll be able to put it right down to.”

Burns feels the massive level of distinction has been Edwards. She took over from long-time mentor Ben Sawyer earlier this yr after the New Zealand head coach led the Sixers to their first two titles in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

“Everyone seems to be simply taking part in with extra freedom [this year],” Burns stated. “Charlotte undoubtedly tries to instil that within the group. She actually backs our abilities.”

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