Rachael Haynes is set to be unveiled as Australia’s stand-in captain for the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes, replacing the injured Meg Lanning. Australia’s leader for the multi-format series against England, which begins in Brisbane on October 22, will be announced at NSW’s Parliament House on Wednesday.
She impressed in her sole one-day appearance since that recall, scoring fifty against New Zealand in Auckland, with her composed return enough to earn a 2017-18 contract offer and the opportunity to continue a career that has seen her play three Tests, 36 ODIs and 27 T20s since making her debut at Lord’s in 2009. The Australian squad spent the last week in camp at Brisbane’s Bupa National Cricket Centre and will now return to their respective states ahead of the opening round of the Women’s National Cricket League on October 6.
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes
First ODI Allan Border Field, October 22
Brisbane Charity Partner: Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust
Second ODI Coffs International Stadium, October 26
Third ODI Coffs International Stadium, October 29
Day-Night Test North Sydney Oval, November 9-12
First T20 North Sydney Oval, November 17
North Sydney Charity Partner: McGrath Foundation
Second T20 Manuka Oval, November 19
Third T20 Manuka Oval, November 21