All-rounder Tahlia McGrath has been appointed vice-captain, and these decisions were officially approved during a Cricket Australia (CA) meeting on Friday.

Alyssa Healy is set to take the reins as the captain of Australia’s women’s cricket team in all three formats, succeeding Meg Lanning, who retired last month. The appointment of the 33-year-old was formalized after she successfully led the Australians to victory against England in the women’s Ashes series held in June and July. Lanning had to step aside due to undisclosed medical reasons during this period.

Meg Lanning, who guided Australia to five World Cup triumphs, recently announced her resignation from the captaincy and international cricket, ending her tenure that began in 2014.

Expressing her gratitude, Healy stated, “I am honored to accept the role of captain and am grateful for the opportunity to lead our team. I’ve really enjoyed the support of the players over the past few months and their encouragement to continue to be who I am and lead the group like I normally would from within.”

She added, “My approach will remain consistent to what it has been previously, but I’ll make my own mark on the role and be sure that I’m doing the best I possibly can for this group to maintain the success that we’ve had.”

In tandem with Healy, all-rounder Tahlia McGrath assumes the role of vice-captain, with these decisions receiving official approval at the Cricket Australia meeting on Friday.

Ben Oliver, CA’s general manager of high-performance and national teams, expressed confidence in Healy’s leadership, stating, “Alyssa brings a wealth of experience to the role. We have great confidence in her ability to successfully lead the Australian women’s team in tandem with Tahlia as vice-captain.”

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