The Australian wicketkeeper and Sydney Sixers vice-captain will replace Blackwell, who retired from state and international.

The Breakers won their 19th title in 22 years during the recent WNCL season as they beat Western Fury by 51 runs.

Healy has been part of the Breakers since 2007 and the 28-year-old is excited about her new role.

“I am really excited by this new challenge and cannot wait to get the chance to lead a really exciting squad,” Healy said.

“We have some of the best players in the world with a wealth of experience and I look forward to working closely with them to continue our success.

“This is a really exciting time in women’s sport and more specifically women’s cricket so we are all really looking forward to a busy season ahead," she said.