Townsville Bulletin

Healy calls for DRS to be used in Ashes


ALYSSA Healy has backed the introducti­on of DRS for the women’s Ashes series, saying it should be available in every Test to take the “howler” out of the equation.

Opener Healy was dismissed by Indian pace ace Jhulan Goswami for 29 on the final day of Australia’s pinkball Test against India on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

While Australia’s multiforma­t series against India was initially planned for venues around the country, including a Test in Perth, it is being played entirely in Queensland due to Covid restrictio­ns.

The Test match shift to Metricon Stadium has made the use of DRS impossible for the day-night clash but Healy said she would back the use of the system as a general rule.

“I’d definitely love to see it, I wouldn’t say no DRS if it’s available and I’m sure Cricket Australia would have it in place,” she said.

“Obviously there were a few logistical nightmares to be able to have it here with the venue shift but I’d love to see it in every Test match.

“I think it makes it nice and fair and even.”

India had cause to complain about umpiring decisions on Saturday, with Deepti Sharma (66) marched after being given lbw to debutante Stella Campbell, despite replays showing the ball had pitched outside leg stump.

“The umpires don’t mean to make mistakes, we’re out there as players, we make mistakes on the regular,” Healy said.

“But to take out the howler would definitely be a nice thing.”

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