On Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed the news that their vice-captain and opener Rachel Haynes has been ruled out of Australia’s series against India and will miss the all-important Test match on the Gold Coast. She is currently suffering a hamstring injury on her right leg which is a big blow for the Australia Women’s cricket team as they play a very important role for the nation. She is also one of the key players for the side being the vice-captain shouldering some part of the responsibility. Haynes suffered the right hamstring injury during the third ODI in Mackay, which India won by two wickets but lost the three-match series 2-1.
Matthew Mott, the coach of the Australian Women’s Cricket team mentioned “Unfortunately her hamstring is no good” she said this on the Cricket Australia official website.
Beth Mooney is mostly likely to replace the Australian vice-captain as she will open the batting alongside Alyssa Healy throughout the series against India. Haynes’ absence will surely open up a spot in the batting order and will mostly see the Australians go on several ways with their team balance and play with flexibility.
However, Haynes will stay with the Australian squad for the first day of the Test. The 34-year-old and partner Leah Poulton are expecting the arrival of their first child next month.
Cricket Australia has confirmed the news that their vice-captain Rachel Haynes will miss the entire series against India by tweeting, “Aussie injury blow confirmed ahead of this week’s day-night Test”
JUST IN: Aussie injury blow confirmed ahead of this week's day-night Test #AUSvIND
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