Former Sixers and Test player Ed Cowan believes Sixers WBBL cricketer Alyssa Healy is one of the best wicketkeepers in Australia, male or female.
Healy, who was stand-in Captain for the Sixers when they won the WBBL|02 title in January, is currently in England for the Women's World Cup and people at home are taking notice of her ability.
Cowan, who played three season with the Sydney Sixers, was speaking on FoxSportsNews500’s Bill and Boz show when he praised Healy's abilities with the gloves.
“She’s probably the second or third best keeper in Australia. No doubt. Male or female. We’re talking about pure skill," said Cowan.
“She’s got beautiful hands. Unbelievable up to the stumps. Can bat. She’s a ripping cricketer but specifically with the gloves on she is an absolute gun.”
Healy was one of the driving forces behind the Sixers' WBBL|02 triumph, smashing 279 runs with the bat (third overall behind fellow Australian players Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney).
With the gloves, Healy was by far and away the league's best keeper, claiming 17 dismissals - five better than any other player during WBBL|02.
Among many other highlights, one of Healy's best moments was a no look run-out of Holly Ferling at Drummoyne Oval in December.