Rachael Haynes is an Australian all-rounder. The vice captain of the Southern Stars is known for her temprament when she bats, and the left handed batter is a regular member of the Southern Stars, especially in ODI’s and Tests.
Despite starting her domestic career at a lower side,she has come a long way. At the age of 19, she made her senior debut for Victoria in the WNCL 2005-06. Though she was ineffective in her maiden season, she steadily improved her performances.The 2008-09 season was a breakthrough year for her career, as she scored loads of runs in that season. Soon after she got the reward, as she was selected for the Youth series in 2009; where she scored heavily. Despite this, she was overlooked for the national selection and missed the 2009 World Cup hosted by Australia. But her hardwork paid off when she was named in the squad against England in mid 2009 followed by her test debut in the same year. She missed her test century by an edge in her debut match. She made her T20 debut against New Zealand in the Rose bowl series, but failed to repeat the good performances of the test and ODI in the shorter form of the game. The left hander was a part of the champion team in ICC 2010 Worldcup,but didn’t get a game to play, watching it from sidelines. A few years after her successful debut, she lost her momentum and was out of the team for months. But she made a roaring comeback and found her place in the team again.Since then she has never took a wrong step in her career. The opening batter is also the regular member of the Sydney thunder Franchise, giving consistent performances throughout the past years.Though she is an allrounder, with batting as her first priority; she bowls very often too. She has captained Australia in ICC Women’s world cup 2017 inplace of injured Lanning .Till date she has represented Australia in 70+ International matches.