ICC Women's World Cup: Healy named Player of the Tournament
Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 in New Zealand. The wicket-keeper batter was class apart throughout the tournament, guiding Australia to their seventh World Cup title. She slammed a 138-ball 170 against England in the final. This was a memorable performance for Healy. Here are the key details.
Why does this story matter?
- Healy is one of the mainstays of this Aussie outfit.
- She has a reputation for being solid in high-pressure situations throughout her career.
- She has now joined the likes of former Aussie skipper Karen Rolton (AUS), Claire Taylor (ENG), Tammy Beaumont (ENG), and Suzie Bates (NZ) to have been deemed worthy of the "Player of the Series" title.
- Healy deserves all the plaudits.
A look at Healy's numbers in Women's World Cup 2022
Healy notched 509 runs across nine matches in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022. She slammed the joint-most number of hundreds (2) in the tournament. She averaged 56.55 while striking at a whopping 103.66. In the process, she hammered the most number of fours (69) with fellow cricketer Rachael Haynes (57) at the second position. She also affected eight dismissals from behind the stumps.
Highest individual score in CWC final
Healy's 170 is now the sixth-highest individual score in the global cricket event. She is behind the likes of BJ Clark (229*), A Athapaththu (178*), CM Edwards (173*), Harmanpreet Kaur (171*), and SR Taylor (171). Healy's 170 is now the highest individual score in the final of the ICC World Cup across genders. She surpassed Adam Gilchrist's 149 versus Sri Lanka in 2007.
Healy's overall show in the ICC Women's World Cup
Healy has now amassed 607 runs across 17 matches while averaging 50.58. She has clocked two hundreds and three fifties. She has struck a total of 85 fours. She ranks seventh in the list of leading run-getters for Australia Women in the history of the World Cup. She ranks 26th in the list of women cricketers with the most number of runs in WWC.
Healy's ODI career in numbers
Across 94 matches, Healy has racked up 2,639 runs across 94 ODIs while averaging 36.65. She has clobbered five hundreds and 15 fifties. Healy ranks seventh among the Australia Women batters with the most runs in the 50-overs format. She trails by a spot to Lisa Sthalekar (2,728). Overall, she ranks 31st in the list of leading run-scorers in Women's One Day Internationals.
More records for Healy
As per ESPNcricinfo, Healy's 170 is the second-highest score in ODIs for Australia. She is behind Belinda Clark's 229* in the 1997 World Cup against Denmark. Her 170 is the highest score by any batter against England in ODIs, going past Clark's 146* in 2000. Healy also became the first player to score two hundreds in the knockouts of an ODI World Cup.
Healy reacts after picking up individual awards
After the match, Healy said Australia set out to win tournaments like these and was grateful for the opportunity. "I'm 32 and I've seen it all. Our team sets out to win events like these and everyone is sort of keen to get out there and do just that, grateful for the opportunity. You probably couldn't have asked for anything more," she said.
A unique record for Healy
As per ESPNcricinfo, Healy's knock in the final is now the highest individual score by a wicket-keeper in Women's ODIs. The previous best tally was held by Rachel Priest, who managed 157 against Sri Lanka in 2015.