Rachael Haynes has been confirmed as the captain of the Australian side in the absence of Meg Lanning for the upcoming Ashes series.
Haynes, who has played for Thunder in both WBBL|01 and WBBL|02 will be assisted by Thunder skipper Alex Blackwell who remains Vice Captain for the national side.
After a three-and-a-half-year absence, Haynes returned to the Australian squad against New Zealand in February and became Australia’s 17th ODI captain during the World Cup, recording two wins from as many matches at the helm.
Haynes has played 66 games for Australia, including three Tests, 36 ODIs and 27 Twenty20 International matches.
Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland, congratulated Haynes.
“Rachael is a tremendous leader, well respected and has a wealth of experience which will hold both her and the Australian team in good stead for what is going to be a tough series against World Champions England,” said Mr Sutherland.
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