In a 30 apiece practice match between the two halves of the Australian squad – dubbed the Dolphins and the Sharks before the 1st match against West Indies on Thursday, Rachel Haynes scored a stunning 73 balls 93 runs and opened herself the doorway of opening the match alongside Alyssa Healy.
With one-day opener Nicole Bolton ruling herself out of the limited-overs tour of the West Indies as she focuses on her mental health, the spot was up for grab and this innings of Haynes, has done all the justice to deserve the spot.
“We obviously need to make at least one change at the top of the order. You’d expect Rachael Haynes to go in and take that spot up there, she’s opened all her life. Beth Mooney’s done an outstanding job in the middle order and we don’t want to change that either, so that looks like the change we’ll make.” Matthew Mott, the Australian coach, said to the Cricket Network.
The innings from Haynes was pure class and also showed her experience and temperament. With the series starting on Thursday, will see how the new combination of opening pair works.
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