Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes has introduced her retirement from worldwide cricket just some months out from the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa.
- Rachael Haynes stepped in as captain throughout the World Cup and Ashes in 2017
- She has two tons and 19 half-centuries in ODIs since her worldwide debut in 2009
- Haynes gained the 2018 and 2020 T20 World Cups, in addition to the 50-over World Cup and Commonwealth Video games gold this yr
The 35-year-old was out of the worldwide set-up for 4 years earlier than returning in time to step in as captain throughout the 2017 World Cup whereas common skipper Meg Lanning battled harm. She additionally captained the aspect within the 2017 Girls’s Ashes collection.
Haynes has remained a veteran presence within the all-conquering Australian ladies’s workforce since then, successful the T20 World Cup in 2018 and 2020, and including the 50-over World Cup and Commonwealth Video games gold earlier this yr.
The highest-order batter will play this summer time’s Girls’s Massive Bash League season with Sydney Thunder, however is not going to be obtainable for choice in February’s T20 World Cup squad.
She thanked her dad and mom, Ian and Jenni, and companion Leah for his or her assist throughout her profession.
“To all of the teammates throughout my profession, you’re the motive I’ve performed so long as I’ve. You’ve got impressed me to be higher every single day,” Haynes mentioned.
“I’ve learnt one thing from all of you, on and off the sector. You’ve got challenged me as a participant, helped me develop as an individual and most significantly, made cricket enjoyable.
“One of many nice issues about having an extended profession is watching these round you develop. I am extraordinarily pleased with the way in which this workforce has introduced gamers in and nurtured their improvement.
“The flexibility to assist gamers transition easily has been instrumental to our workforce’s success. To be a frontrunner inside this atmosphere has been the best privilege of my profession.”
Cricket Australia chief govt Nick Hockley praised Haynes for her function off the sector in addition to her feats on it.
“Rachael’s calm and guaranteed management has performed a key function in Australia changing into probably the most profitable sporting groups in historical past. She’s going to go down as a terrific of the sport,” he mentioned.
“Rachael has been an inspirational determine for teenagers coming into the sport and to her many teammates, and has performed an integral half within the development of cricket as a sport for ladies and women, each right here in Australia and all over the world.
”We look ahead to watching Rachael within the WBBL this season and hope she maintains a detailed connection to the sport in coming years.”