In-form Australia opener Rachael Haynes was on Thursday rendered doubtful for the second women’s ODI against India after she took a blow on her right elbow during a training session. The match is scheduled for Friday.
Haynes, who had hit an unbeaten 93 in the home team’s convincing nine-wicket thrashing of India in the series-opener, was taken for scans. According to cricket.com.au, Haynes “doubled over in pain, then removed her gloves and walked out of the nets and to the team changerooms to ice the injury, before leaving the ground a short time later."
“Rach suffered a knock to her right elbow while batting today and has been taken to get scans," Australia team physio Kate Beerworth said. The 34-year-old has been in good form as she made 65 in the only practice game ahead of the series.
If Haynes is ruled out of the next match, the hosts may ask Beth Mooney to open alongside Alyssa Healy, who is also enjoying a good run of form.
The Australian women’s cricket team is going through an incredible run, having won 25 straight games and it will be a tough task for the struggling Indians to snap it.