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Rachael Haynes

Rachael Haynes (T20 cricket) has played in over 75 one-day and 75 T20 internationals for Australia since her debut in 2009, including being a member of six World Cup-winning squads in two formats of the game. The vice-captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket Team, she is a steadying influence in the middle order. Nicknamed Des or Dessie – honouring West Indian legend Desmond Haynes – Rachael remembers playing cricket in the backyard with her cousins, before accepting an invitation from her next-door neighbour to join the North Balwyn Cricket Club in Melbourne. Soon after, she moved to Box Hill Cricket Club, going on to play at a senior level alongside Meg Lanning. Rachael made her debut for Victoria in 2005/06, moving to Sydney five years later and helping the NSW Blues to six national titles. She has played for the Sydney Thunder since the launch of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and was a member of the team that claimed the inaugural title in 2015/16. She is now their captain. Haynes’s partner is former Australian player Leah Poulton and the couple welcomed their first child, Hugo, in October 2021.

Sport / Discipline

Cricket

Birth Place

Carlton

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

26/12/1986

Age

35

Results History

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