Alyssa Healy to captain U.P. Warriors

Lucknow: UP Warriors appointed star Australian wicket-keeper batsman Alyssa Healy as their captain for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) to be held in Mumbai. Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd’s team UP Warriors has put together a balanced squad for the franchise based league. Healy is the most popular face of women’s cricket and also very experienced. She has scored nearly 2,500 runs in 139 T20 Internationals for Australia, including one century and 14 half-centuries. She is also among the best wicket-keeper batsmen of the game, having dismissed 110 players in T20 Internationals.

Healy said, “I am delighted to be given the responsibility of captaining the UP Warriors in the opening phase of the historic WPL. We all were eagerly waiting for WPL and UP Warriors is a fantastic team. Looking forward to play in the tournament. “ She said,” We have a good mix of young and experienced players in our team.  The team is coached by England’s John Lewis and assistant coach Anju Jain, while Ashley Naufke of Australia is the bowling coach and Lisa Sthalekar, the four-time world champion, is the team’s ‘mentor’. The league will be played in Mumbai from March 4 to 26 with a total of 22 matches.

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