Rachael Haynes Welcomed Her First Child
By Sarita Dey
on Sat Oct 02 2021
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.
Disappointment over missing the day-night Test through injury has quickly turned to joy for Australia’s vice-captain.
Haynes has returned to Sydney after rule out of the Test on Tuesday, following scans that revealed the extent of the hamstring injury suffered while fielding during the third ODI.
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Australia coach Matthew Mott said at the time his vice-captain has devastated at the news. But her timing ultimately proved impeccable. As Poulton was due to give birth midway through this month.
If not for the injury, Haynes has set to open the batting alongside Alyssa Healy in the pink-ball Test.
Schutt is sitting out the ongoing series against India to be with her family, sharing regular updates of Rylee’s progress.
Haynes’ hamstring injury had ruled her out of both the Test match and the three T20Is that will follow, and while the injury may also have impacted her availability for the upcoming Weber WBBL, she had already been expected to be on maternity leave for at least the first part of the season.