Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes has announced her retirement from international and state cricket. Check out her Retirement news.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

Rachael Louise Haynes (born 26 December, 1986) is an Australian cricketer who has won six world championships as a member of the national women’s team.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

Personal information
       Full name         Rachael Louise Haynes
Born 26 December 1986 (age 35)
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Des, Desi, Dessie, Rach
Height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Left-arm medium
Role Batsman

A left-handed batsman, Haynes was vice-captain of Australia from 2017 to 2022. She also captains the Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and played for New South Wales in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL).

Haynes made her WNCL debut for Victoria during the 2005–06 season.

She scored 83 not out in the second final of the 2006–07 season to help defeat New South Wales by eight wickets, but her team lost the deciding match by three wickets.

In 2008–09, Haynes broke through for her maiden century and ended the season as the fourth-highest run-scorer with 357 at an average of 44.62.

Her strong campaign ended on a sour note when she was run out for a duck in the final. Haynes was also the fifth-highest run-scorer of the 2009–10 season, making 397 at 39.70.

She then followed up as the league’s second-highest run-scorer in 2010–11 (making 284 at 56.80) and top-scored for her team in the final with 68 off 76 balls, though Victoria suffered defeat in the championship decider at the hands of New South Wales for a third-consecutive season.


Australian women’s vice-captain Rachael Haynes called time on international cricket Thursday after a decorated career spanning more than a decade.

The 35-year-old became one of the sport’s most adaptable players after making her debut for Australia in 2009, batting in almost every top order position across all three formats.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

“To all the teammates across my career, you are the reason I’ve played as long as I have. You’ve inspired me to be better every day,” she said.

“I’ve learnt something from all of you, on and off the field. You’ve challenged me as a player, helped me grow as a person and most importantly, made cricket fun.”

Haynes captained the side for the first time during the 2017 Women’s ODI World Cup when regular skipper Meg Lanning was battling a shoulder issue.

She became vice-captain in 2018, playing pivotal roles in Australia’s T20 World Cup triumphs that year and in 2020, their ODI World Cup win in 2022 and historic Commonwealth Games gold medal run in July.

“Rachael’s calm and assured leadership has played a key role in Australia becoming one of the most successful sporting teams in history,” said Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley.

“She will go down as a great of the game.”

Rachael Haynes Partner 

Haynes’ partner is former Australian and New South Wales cricketer Leah Poulton. The couple welcomed their first child, Hugo Poulton-Haynes, together in October 2021.

Australia Women’s batter Rachael Haynes has become a parent with wife Leigh Poulton, also a former New South Wales and Australia cricketer.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

Haynes was supposed to be a part of the Australia squad for their matches against India, but she was ruled out of the series after she sustained a hamstring injury in the opening ODI at the Harrup Park in Mackay.

She was with the Aussie squad for the opening day of the ongoing Day-Night Test at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.

But she returned home to Sydney to spend quality time with her partner, who was expecting the birth of their child.

After becoming a parent, Haynes posted an adorable picture to show how grateful she was despite missing the Test match against India.

Rachael Haynes stats

At the end of the 2008–09 season, Haynes was selected in the Australia Youth team for a three-match series against New Zealand A but was unable to make a substantial score, aggregating 26 runs at 13.00 as the series was drawn 1–1.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I WNCL
Matches 6 77 75 110
Runs scored 383 2,585 793 4,115
Batting average 34.81 39.80 26.43 41.15
100s/50s 0/3 2/19 0/3 7/25
Top score 98 130 69* 156
Balls bowled 156 108 44 540
Wickets 2 7 4 23
Bowling average 27.00 13.42 18.50 20.04
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/0 3/10 3/19 3/20
Catches/stumpings 3/– 25/– 27/– 37/–

Haynes performed strongly as both an opener and middle-order batter during the 2009–10 Rose Bowl series against New Zealand.

In the first ODI at Adelaide Oval, she put on a 102-run opening partnership with Shelley Nitschke, top-scoring with 56 from 73 balls and helping the hosts to a 115-run win.

In the fifth match at the Junction Oval, she came in at number five and hit an unbeaten 75 from 74 balls to set up a 103-run win which sealed a 5–0 clean sweep. Haynes ended the series with 173 runs at 86.50.

On 21 February 2010, Haynes made her T20 International debut at Bellerive Oval against New Zealand.

She batted at number 6 and was unbeaten on 14 but was left watching from the non-striker’s end while Alyssa Healy was out caught-behind on the last ball of the match, resulting in a two-run loss for Australia.

She then picked up career-best T20I bowling figures on 26 February at Westpac Stadium, taking 3/19 from two overs in a 59-run loss to New Zealand.


Rachael Haynes has been in a devoted relationship with the earlier Australian Cricketer Leah Poulton.

Just days after a hamstring injury denied Rachael Haynes the rare chance to play a Test and saw her depart the India series in Queensland prematurely, the Australia vice-captain has welcomed her first child with partner Leah Poulton.

Rachael Haynes : Retirement | Partner | Stats | Baby

They are at current single nevertheless have been collectively for a considerable time.

Recently, they gave begin to a baby boy, and after his arrival, they’re happier than ever. Rachael carried out for the same workers as Leah had carried out sooner than.

Leah Poulton carried out for New South Wales and Australia. She was a specialised batter who typically batted first.

Poulton’s administration of New South Wales to the Under-17 nationwide championships in 2000 helped her obtain recognition and potentialities in youth cricket. As a senior, she debuted for New South Wales throughout the Women’s National Cricket League in 2002–03 (WNCL).

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