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Alyssa Healy recovers from quadricep injury; set to play against India

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Last updated on 23 Feb 2023 | 06:35 AM
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Alyssa Healy recovers from quadricep injury; set to play against India

Healy, a straightforward selection when fit will be replacing Annabel Sutherland who was brought into the XI for the South Africa encounter

After sitting out against South Africa with a sore quadricep, Australian wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy is all set to return to the Australian XI for the semi-final match against India on February 23 (Thursday). Australian skipper Meg Lanning confirmed that she had a full squad of 15 to choose from for the match. 

Healy, a straightforward selection when fit will be replacing Annabel Sutherland who was brought into the XI for the South Africa encounter. If there is any other change to the squad is not confirmed yet, as Lanning decided to stay tight-lipped about it.

"We've got a full squad, Alyssa Healy is fit and available, which is great for us. She's had a great tournament so far and is going to play an important role. So that's nice, but it does make it pretty difficult to get it down to 11. We haven't settled on what the team looks like yet, but it is nice to have everybody available."

For India, Radha Yadav missed their last match against Ireland due to illness and she was replaced by leg-spin bowling allrounder Devika Vaidya. Keeping in mind the spin threat from the Indian team, Australian batters focused on playing spin during their training session at Newlands on Wednesday.

"They obviously bowl a lot of spin with the ball. They've got some good variety within their attack as well, so that just keeps you on your game as a batter, making sure you're adapting really quickly.

"They've got players who can take the game away from you very quickly in the space of a number of overs ... we're very aware of that and we'll look to try and counter that as much as we can,” Lanning said.

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