‘I'm a bit of a sore loser’ - Alyssa Healy keen to win WBBL title in front of home crowd

Sydney Sixers have qualified for the WBBL 2022 finals after topping the points table.

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Alyssa Healy. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

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One of the difficult parts of sport is accepting defeats. Also, with the number of preparations in long tournaments, it can be mentally tiring for players if they don't achieve much and end up on the wrong side of the result.

Australia’s Alyssa Healy recently opened up on how she hates losing games. The 32-year-old has been fantastic for her franchise Sydney Sixers in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League 2022 season.

Healy was recently named the captain of Australia’s T20I side for the upcoming tour of India. The wicketkeeper-batter also hit a century against Perth Scorchers and is now focused on winning the title on Saturday. 

"I can confirm I don't like losing. I'm a bit of a sore loser," Healy was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.  "After a disappointing couple of years, we're back where we feel like we should be and playing some really good cricket." 

The fact that we can play at home is a huge advantage: Alyssa Healy 

Healy further noted that she was delighted to see the home fans cheering up at the stadium on Sunday’s fixture against Hobart Hurricanes. She added about the mental toughness required for players to cope up with the challenges thrown at them during the Covid times, including following bio-bubble protocols and playing cricket behind closed doors amongst other things.

"Sunday was amazing to see all the people on the hill [at North Sydney Oval]," Healy said. "So that's really buoyed us and the fact that we can play at home I think is a huge advantage as well. It was challenging at times.

"Especially when players were struggling off the field as well. Covid probably took its toll and being away in hubs and bubbles and not being able to come home was definitely a big factor," she said.