Cricket Australia suffered a major setback on the eve of the second ODI against India in Mackay as Australia Women’s Vice-Captain Rachael Haynes suffered a blow on her elbow during a net session.
During net sessions, Haynes suffered a painful blow on her elbow & few minutes after suffering the blow Haynes walked off the nets in pain & was later sent for a scan. The results of the scan are still awaited & her participation in the second ODI would be based on the reports.
“Rach suffered a knock to her right elbow while batting today and has been taken to get scans,” said Australia team physio Kate Beerworth.
Rachael Haynes played a stupendous 93-run knock in the first ODI against India to guide Australia to a spectacular nine-wicket win. She also played a quick-fire 65 run knock in a practice match against India in Brisbane held last Saturday.
“It’s just been nice to spend some time in the middle,” Haynes told cricket.com.au earlier this week.
“That’s probably been the one thing coming from New South Wales we’ve lacked, is game time and center-wicket practice, so it’s been really nice to get that opportunity and spend some time in the middle.
“We haven’t really played a lot against India over the last little bit so it was nice to get a sighter (in the practice match), and on some players, we haven’t seen before too.”
Australia has many backup options available if Haynes gets ruled out of the second ODI match. If Haynes missed the second ODI then possibly Beth Mooney will open the innings for Australia along with Alyssa Healy.
Beth Mooney has been one of the consistent run-scorers for Australia over the past few years. She has rich experience in domestic cricket. She bats at the top of the order for Queensland in the domestic 50-over tournament. In 17 innings, she has managed to score a century and five half-centuries for the club.
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