Alyssa Healy bags ICC Player of the Month for April
Australia’s star wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy has been awarded the ICC Player of the Month for the month of April on the back of an amazing run that she enjoyed during the 2022 World Cup.
Healy bagged the accolade for her outstanding display with the bat throughout the course of the 2022 World Cup. She played a terrific knock of 170 in the World Cup final against arch-rivals England to help Australia lift the title for a record seventh time. Her marathon knock helped her become the player with the highest individual score in any World Cup Final. Her knock saw her win the Player of the Match award and it included 26 fours.
Healy had a stellar World Cup as she scored 509 runs at a splendid average of 56.55. She racked up two centuries and two half-centuries during the campaign at a jaw-dropping strike rate of 103.66. It was her stellar run with the bat that saw her walk away with the Player of the Tournament award as well. With 509 runs, Healy finished at the top of the ladder as the batter with the most runs in the tournament.
Healy trumped her fellow nominees in Janet Mbabazi (Uganda) and Nat Sciver (England) to win the award for the second time in her career. While Mbabazi was nominated because of her impressive display in the recently culminated T20I tri-nation series which included hosts Namibia and Zimbabwe alongside Uganda, Sciver had bagged the nomination on the back of a wonderful World Cup campaign herself.
The 32-year-old had also won the award in April 2021. Healy expressed her gratification on winning the award and mentioned,“I am very humbled to win this month’s award ahead of two outstanding players. It was great to see Janet Mbabazi’s name in the mix after a stellar tri-series for Uganda. I’m looking forward to seeing her name in contention for more ICC Awards over the years to come. Thanks to all the fans for voting and supporting the women’s game. It’s been a great start to 2022 for our sport and I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year holds.”