Australia's cricket power couple, Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy, are reportedly set to buy a new $25 million luxury home in Sydney’s Terrey Hills. The Australian Financial Review reports the pair are expected to become the new owners of Charlotte Park - a Georgian-style residence with views of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park- located off Mona Vale Road.
The property features a world-class equestrian facility, an in-ground trampoline, a bespoke American-style barn, wine cellar and can fit up to 13 cars in its garage. The 1.8-hectare residence also comes with a tennis court and a kitchen garden with a chicken coop.
Cadence and Co - an architectural design and construction practice - which built the residence state: “Charlotte Park sits on a rolling hillside looking across a vast native forest to the lights of Sydney beyond. The setting is reminiscent of the landscape of Napa Valley in California, with its majestic views of the surrounding countryside".
Starc and Healy, who have been married since 2016, have registered their interest in purchasing Charlotte Park. While agent Shayne Hutton of Sydney Country Living has yet to comment on the sale, the price tag is reportedly around the $25 million asking price.
The couple currently reside in North Curl Curl on Sydney's northern beaches, with the home listed for auction on November 25, attached with a price guide of $9 million.
Mitchell Starc lifts the lid on Alyssa Healy's dog bite
The Aussie paceman recently shed light on his wife being bitten by a dog, resulting in the Australian women's star to undergo finger surgery which ruled her out of this season's Women’s Big Bash League. Srarc says he was en route to Delhi ahead of Australia's World Cup match against the Netherlands when Healy called to inform him that she had been injured while attempting to stop their two dogs from fighting.
“She didn’t get attacked by the dog. So let’s just change that narrative,” Starc told The Australian. “She doesn’t normally ring me anyway, so I missed the call and the message was ‘Call dad if you need me, on the way to hospital.’ Okay. Cool. Yeah, it was an interesting 48 hours. All sort of worked out. She’s on the mend. And on track, but yeah, it was interesting.”
Healy has been named in Australia’s squad for next month’s multi-format tour of India and has been touted as Meg Lanning's replacement after she announced her international retirement earlier this month. Starc remains in India where he is gearing up for Australia's World Cup final against the tournament hosts.
Aussies in World Cup final complaint
The World Cup final has already been shrouded in controversy after Australian captain Pat Cummins reportedly raised concerns about the pitch being used for the final against India. The pitch selected for Ahmedabad has been used in one previous match at the tournament - the clash between India and Pakistan during the group stage - a match India won comfortably.
After checking out the pitch, The Age reports the Australian captain raised some concerns with the ground staff. One figure close to the team said the Aussies had concerns that the middle of the pitch was “rock hard” but appeared to be rough at both ends.
Cricket journalist Bharat Sundaresan reported that the area of most concern was approximately five metres in front of the crease at both ends of the pitch. “The verdict was that these patches on both sides of the pitch had not been watered, or not to the same extent, anyway as the centre of the wicket,” Sunsaresan wrote for Cricbuzz.com. “Leaving the Aussie camp quite convinced that the spinners would come into play a lot more than they have on a number of pitches seen during the tournament, and from early in the piece too.”
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