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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.

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


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Ash Gardner receives Stars ODI cap No.134

Ash Gardner was presented her maiden cap by Rachael Haynes ahead of the Southern Stars' must-win second ODI against New Zealand


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Haynes keeps composure after selection surprise

Rachael Haynes discusses her surprise recall to the Southern Stars ODI side for their NZ tour, where she hit a half-century on her international return


Uncapped quicks in World Cup squad

Fast bowlers Sarah Aley and Belinda Vakarewa named in Australia Women's World Cup squad


Haynes grateful for unexpected chance

Southern Stars batter hoping for World Cup berth having previously thought her international career was over


Haynes added to Stars squad for NZ ODI tour

Veteran called in as cover for Alex Blackwell as Australia look to keep 17-year hold on Rose Bowl trophy across the ditch