Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy

World T20: Alyssa Healy returns for training ahead of semi-finals

ANI | Updated: Nov 21, 2018 22:21 IST

Dubai [UAE], Nov 21 (ANI): Australia wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy, who suffered a mild concussion after colliding with pacer Megan Schutt during her side's final group fixture against India, has returned for training ahead of Australia's semi-final clash against West Indies.
Reflecting on her fitness, senior Australia player Rachael Haynes said: "I believe she's (Healy) on track. In terms of the games coming up, your guess is as good as mine," according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
"Obviously she's (Healy) got a couple of hurdles she's got to jump over but I've got full confidence in our medical staff. We've got some of the best people in the country here with us helping her out. Obviously, it's going to be how she progresses through that," Haynes added.
The incident took place in the penultimate over of India's innings as right-hand batter Arundhati Reddy swung the bat high up on Schutt's delivery.
Both Schutt and Healy made a dash for the ball, with Schutt getting there first. However, Healy, not having spotted Schutt, ran full tilt into the bowler and banged into Schutt's shoulder.
After this, Healy went off and didn't return to bat in Australia's innings.
Australia's wicket-keeper batter's participation in the game is crucial for the three-time World T20 champions as Healy, while batting at the top of the order, has so far scored 48, 56 (not out) and 53 in her three group matches, and is behind India's skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (167 runs) and New Zealand's Suzie Bates (161 runs) in the overall scoring charts with 157 runs.
Australia are slated to play first semi-finals against West Indies, while India will take on England in the second semi-finals on November 23 at North Sound, Antigua. (ANI)