BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Jess Jonassen of Team Australia celebrates the wicket of Taniya Bhatia of Team India to win the match and the gold medal with team mates Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy during the Cricket T20 - Gold Medal match between Team Australia and Team India on day ten of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston on August 07, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Australian wicketkeeper batter Alyssa Healy has declared herself fit for the upcoming World Cup opener after suffering a minor setback with a calf injury ruling her out since midway through December.

Healy remains a key stakeholder in the Aussie's hopes of securing their third consecutive T20 World Cup, with host nation South Africa standing in their way in Group A as a formidable force on home soil.

"I'm feeling really good, ticking all the boxes," Healy said.

"I'll be definitely right to go for that first game and hopefully get some (warm-up) games in before then."

The 32-year-old admitted the stint on the sidelines was a testing one with watching the game as an inactive member not a strong suit of hers, "I've absolutely hated every minute," she said.

"I hated watching the cricket on the TV; I couldn't be a part of any of the cricket. It's a lesson for me to make sure I'm looking after myself moving forward if I want to be a part of stuff."

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The Meg Lanning run side will do battle with old foes New Zealand in a mouthwatering opening encounter on February 12, with alarms needed to be set to watch the 4am (AEDT) start of their title defence.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 squad
Australian team: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham