The pink ball and an unknown venue will add to the difficult components for the day-night Test in opposition to India
Healy, who has performed 4 earlier Tests, admitted it will likely be a problem to put together for the format amid the condensed sequence with the extra components of the sport being day-night plus a venue they have not performed at earlier than in Metricon Stadium including to the uncertainty. There has already been an emphasis on the Test with Australia’s first post-quarantine coaching session being in opposition to the pink ball.
For her first three Tests, together with that sport in opposition to England, Healy batted within the middle-order however the final time Australia took the sphere within the format, in the course of the 2019 Ashes, Healy was promoted to open which introduced her a maiden Test half-century and it seems possible she’s going to proceed within the position.
In that sport Healy opened with Nicole Bolton who’s not a part of the set-up so a brand new opener will want to be discovered with both Rachael Haynes or Beth Mooney the possible choices.
“It’s a tricky one because I’ve only played four Tests so I wouldn’t say I’m overly comfortable with how to play or how to approach a Test,” Healy mentioned at a Fox Cricket launch occasion for the sequence. “From my point of view, I don’t think it’s going to change too much from my one-day international batting. I think the ability to give yourself more time is such a blessing.
“I have a look at the trendy Test sport and see the way it’s modified rather a lot. I watch a whole lot of the lads’s cricket and I have a look at somebody like Rohit Sharma who is among the most devastating white-ball batters on this planet and but he is a extremely profitable opener in Test cricket. So for me, I mentioned have a look at any individual like him and take into consideration how he interprets these abilities throughout all of the codecs, may I doubtlessly replicate that by some means?”
Healy, who has faced some spicy pre-season nets against her New South Wales team-mates Stella Campbell and Maitlan Brown, is prepared for the need to adapt quickly during the multi-format series, both in terms of the conditions on offer at Mackay (ODIs) and Metricon (Tests and T20Is) and in terms of what India will throw at them.
Yadav did not play the Test against England earlier this year and was not at her best in the limited-overs matches although found more rhythm as the series went on.
“Sometimes a little bit of the unknown and the unpredictable nature of India makes them extremely harmful. They’ve picked just a few new gamers that we’ve not seen earlier than on this tour,” Healy said. “So they at all times love throwing one thing new at us, even whether it is Poonam Yadav, she at all times has one thing new to throw at us, simply to kick us off monitor once more.”
“The boys have their designated Test match spots each summer time,” Healy said. “Look on the Boxing Day Test, we all know it is going to be on December 26 and everybody goes to the Test. I’d love to see the identical factor occur for us each summer time. Imagine, November 1, Australia are enjoying a pink-ball Test at North Sydney Oval in opposition to regardless of the opposition may be.
“Obviously it’s a pipe dream and I’ll do whatever I can to keep pushing that point forward, but at least for the minute it’s great that the conversations are being had and that there’s three international sides that are willing to play the Test game because I think it’s a great thing for us.”
Australia will play an intra-squad sport on Thursday – “one of the most competitive games of cricket that you’ll ever find,” Healy mentioned – earlier than going through India in a warm-up match on Saturday forward of touring to Mackay.
Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo