Alyssa is a wicket-keeper/batter and has enjoyed an astonishing amount of success in her career. She has been an integral part of victorious campaigns such as the ICC Women's World T20 (x 4), ICC Women's ODI World Cup (x 2), Women's Ashes (x 3), WBBL titles (x2) and multiple WNCL titles with the NSW Breakers.
On the domestic front, Alyssa is captain of the NSW Breakers and plays for Sydney Sixers in the WBBL. 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.
On the international stage, Alyssa has now played over 250 matches and is one of the stars 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 completed 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.
Alyssa was named 2019 ICC T20I Player of the Year.
One of her career highlights 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.
At the 2022 Australian Cricket Awards. Alyssa won the One Day Player of the Year.
In April, 2022, Alyssa once again proved she is a big game player, smashing all sorts of records on her way to an incredible, match winning score of 170 in the ICC ODI Women's World Cup final, v England. She won player of the match and Player of the Tournament for scoring most runs ever in an ODI World Cup, with 509.
In November 2022 Alyssa was captain of the Australian team for the T20 Tour of India. They won the series 4-1.
In February, 2023, Alyssa was again part of the victorious Australian team that won the ICC T20 World Cup, beating South Africa in the final in India.
Alyssa is also captain of the new UP Warriors team in the WPL in India, reaching the finals in the inaugural season.
In June, 2023, Alyssa was appointed captain of the Australian team for the Ashes series and led them to victory, in the absence of Meg Lanning. Alyssa scored a crucial 50 in the 2nd innings of the Test match, to lead Australia to a victory over England.
Alyssa is also a single figure handicap golfer.
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 T20 Champions 2018
ICC Women's World T20 Champions 2020
ICC Women's ODI World Cup Champions 2013
ICC Women's World ODI Champions 2021
Player of the Match 2021 ODI World Cup
NSW Breakers WNCL Champions for 8 consecutive seasons between 2007/08 and 2014/15
Sydney Sixers WBBL|02 Champions