Healy insists Australian cricket era is far from over following India defeat, emphasizes need for more Tests

Alyssa Healy has stated that Australia’s dominance in international women’s cricket remains unchallenged. She described their recent Test loss to India as a minor hiccup in the team’s overall performance. Australia suffered their first Test defeat to India in eight years in a game played in Mumbai, losing by eight wickets in foreign spinning conditions.

Healy pointed out that their recent loss is insignificant in comparison to their stellar record over the past six years, including their victory in the 50-over World Cup earlier this year. She also emphasized that their focus is on winning the upcoming T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, and they are working towards that goal.

The team is set to play a series of six white-ball games against India, which Healy believes will provide a better indication of their performance. She also expressed her desire for Australia’s Test series in India to be extended to three matches to create a more even contest between the two sides.

Healy called for the women’s Test series to be part of a multi-format series, in line with the format of other top-tier women’s tours currently being conducted. She expressed disappointment that the recent Test match against India felt insignificant and not part of an overall series, as it is with the Ashes.

In conclusion, Healy remains optimistic about Australia’s performance in women’s cricket and is looking forward to the upcoming series against India and future tournaments.