Alyssa Healy will trust her instincts as she looks to put an end to the run of low scores that has brought two years of prolific returns to a juddering halt just before the T20 World Cup.
Healy made scores of 9, 1, 0, 1, 4 in the tri-series against England and India – the first time she has made five single-digit scores in a row in T20Is – and followed that with 9 against South Africa in Australia’s final warm-up match before the tournament starts on Friday in Sydney when they face India.
The ragged start to her 2020 comes after two outstanding years . In 2018, she averaged 41.28 with a strike rate of 145.95, during which Australia won the previous T20 World Cup, and in 2019, where her average was 53.14 with a strike rate of 173.02, including the world record 148 not out against Sri Lanka.
Healy has been given the full backing to continue with a “high risk” style of play by coach…