Alyssa is a wicket-keeper/batter and has enjoyed an astonishing amount of success in her career thus far. She has been an integral part of victorious campaigns such as the ICC Women's World T20 ( x 4), ICC Women's World Cup, Women's Ashes (x 2), WBBL titles (x2) and multiple WNCL titles with the NSW Breakers.
On the domestic front, Alyssa plays for the NSW Breakers and Sydney Sixers WBBL teams. She captained the Sixers in the finals of the 2016/17 WBBL, leading the Sixers to the title, a feat they repeated in 2017/18.
Alyssa was appointed captain of the NSW Breakers in 2018.
On the international stage, Alyssa has now played over 200 matches and is now recognised as one of the superstars of women's cricket on the world stage.
She played an integral role in the 2017 Ashes Series v England, scoring consecutive half centuries after being moved to the top of the batting order. She then became the first Australian wicket keeper to score a century for Australia v India in the ODI in March, 2018, belting 133 off only 118 balls.
In the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup she led the run scoring and won Player of the Tournament, along with another World Cup title for Australia. In December, she was named ICC T-20 Player of the Year to cap off a remarkable 2018.
She then capped off a brilliant year by sweeping the Australian Cricket Awards winning the ODI, T-20 and Belinda Clark Player of the Year awards.
In September, 2019, Alyssa scored her second ODI century, smashing 122 off just 105 balls v West Indies in Antigua.
She was named 2019 ICC T20I Player of the Year.
But her career highlight to date came when she smashed 75 runs off just 39 balls v India in the final of the 2020 ICC T-20 World Cup final in Melbourne, in front of 86,174 spectators. Her brilliant innings was integral in setting up Australia's victory and she was named Player of the Match.
In November, 2020, Alyssa scored the 4th fastest century in WBBL for the Sydney Sixers, taking just 49 balls to reach the milestone. She went on to score 111 off just 52 balls, reinforcing her reputation as one of the world's best batters.
Alyssa is married to Mitchell Starc.
Awards / Achievements
First Female selected to play among boys in the elite private schools cricket competition in NSW aged 16.
Senior domestic debut with the NSW Breakers aged 17 in the 2007/08 season.
International debut in 2010 aged 19.
Player of the Match in 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.
ICC Women's World T20 Champions 2010
ICC Women's World T20 Champions 2012
ICC Women's World T20 Champions 2014
ICC Women's World Cup Champions 2013
Women's Ashes Champions 2010-11
Women's Ashes Champions 2015
NSW Breakers WNCL Champions for 8 consecutive seasons between 2007/08 and 2014/15
Sydney Sixers WBBL|02 Champions