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Rachael Haynes

Allrounder

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Medium

Did you know?

Along with Belinda Clark, Rachael Haynes is one of only two players to have captained both NSW and Victoria in a WNCL match. 

Allrounder

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Medium

AGE
30
HEIGHT
163cmCM
BORN

Melbourne

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Universities

Bio

Born on Boxing Day, Rachael Haynes’ earliest cricketing memories were bowling at the door of her dog’s kennel in the family’s backyard.

Originally from Melbourne, Haynes made her WNCL debut for Victoria as a 19-year-old in in the 2005/06 season. She went on to become a key figure in the Spirit line-up and skippered her State to back-to-back WT20 titles in her first two seasons as captain.

Haynes’ leadership potential was recognised early and in 2008 she was chosen to lead the Australian Youth team, guiding them to upset victories over the senior English and Australian teams.

In 2009 she was selected in the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars squad for their tour of England where she made 98 runs in her Test debut. She was dismissed in the final over of the first day in that match as the nervous nineties caught up with her!

In 2011-12 Haynes moved north and joined the Lendlease Breakers. She had a major impact on the team that summer, especially in the WNCL Final. Haynes was standing at the other end as NSW lost two early wickets in the decider against Victoria. Along with Lisa Sthalekar, Haynes mounted a fight-back which saw her post 156 – the first ever century in a WNCL Finals match.

Haynes was promoted to vice-captain of the Breakers and played a key role in the team winning both the WNCL and WT20 in the 2014/15 season.

She has also established her place in the Australian team, playing in Southern Stars’ World T20 and World Cup victories. She was Australia’s leading run scorer at 2013 the World Cup in India, with her form earning her place in the Team of the Tournament.

Haynes, Aley reflect on maiden match

Stand-in skipper Rachael Haynes and debutante fast bowler Sarah Aley speak to the media after Australia thrashed Pakistan to keep their perfect record alive


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Haynes wary of 'unpredictable' Windies

Rachael Haynes says she's delighted to be back in Australian gold ahead of their World Cup opener against West Indies


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Australia cap off WWC warm-ups in style

Australia cruised to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their Women's World Cup warm-up, with Sarah Aley taking 4-16 before Beth Mooney dominated with the bat


Lanning, Haynes can co-exist: Jonassen

Australia's two leaders could find themselves as teammates, according to the Queenslander


Sthalekar tips Aussie selection surprise

Lanning's potential return for semi-final and strong all-round performances from Haynes could put pressure on Villani


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Australia won't underestimate India

The Southern Stars aren't expecting an easy game against India in the semi-finals of the Women's Cricket World Cup