Rachael Haynes, Australia batswoman has been ruled out of the upcoming pink-ball Test and three T20Is against India. Rachael Haynes had suffered a right hamstring injury during the third ODI against India women which was played on Sunday and she was forced to leave the field when Australia women bowled.
Australia Women have suffered a huge blow ahead of the historic one-off pink ball Test against India women with Rachael Haynes getting ruled out of the contest.
Rachael Haynes Suffered Hamstring Injury And Was Ruled Out Of 1 Test And 3 T20Is
Rachael Haynes suffered a hamstring injury during the third WODI while fielding and hasn’t recovered in time for the historic day-night Test. The Australian vice-captain has been ruled out of the three T20Is as well, which is a part of the ongoing multi-format series.
“Unfortunately her(Rachael Haynes) hamstring is no good,” cricket.com.au quoted Australia head coach Matthew Mott as saying.
“She’s devastated — obviously Test matches don’t come around too often, she’s a key member of our squad so our thoughts are with her at the moment,” he added.
As a result, Beth Mooney is likely to open alongside Alyssa Healy in the pink-ball Test against India, beginning on Thursday. Beth Mooney remained unbeaten on 125 in the thrilling second ODI and made 52 just two days later in the third game. Australia was appearing to be sweating on her fitness when she left the field on Sunday due to a hamstring issue but Matthew Mott is confident of Beth Mooney’s availability.
Matthew Mott Hopeful Leg Spinner Georgia Wareham Is Fit To Debut
Matthew Mott also said that he is hopeful of leg-spinner Georgia Wareham being declared fit to make her debut. Georgia Wareham is in line for a Test debut if she can recover from her quad injury in time while Beth Mooney should be fit despite hamstring tightness.
“Georgia’s ticking all the boxes for her return to play. She was very sensible around that — she felt something quite early, got treatment and has been doing everything she can to get it right,” said Mott.
“Personally, I really hope she gets through it after missing out in the last Test we played. She’s a key member; no matter what the wicket serves up, she’s a wicket-taker and she’s an incredibly good thing for this team — she leads the way in the field and her batting is evolving all the time,” he added.
Another player from the injury list who is set to be fit in time for the day-night encounter is leg spinner Georgia Wareham. The 22-year-old, who hasn’t featured in a Test match despite representing Australia 55 times, suffered a quad injury during the second ODI. The one-off Test starts on September 30 at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. The three T20Is will be played on October 7, 9 and 10 at the same ground.
Australia squad: Meg Lanning (c), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
India Test and ODI squad: Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Ekta Bisht.