Sydney Thunder’s WBBL|06 title-winning captain Rachael Haynes was announced as the Women’s One-Day International Player of the Year on Saturday night.
The Australian vice-captain scored 222 runs at an average of 74 in the only three Women’s ODI fixtures held last season involving Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All three fixtures came against New Zealand in Brisbane, with Haynes recording a highest score of 96.
For all international awards, players votes are combined with votes given by a combination of a media representative and the umpires.
Haynes received 11 votes, finishing one vote clear of Australian captain Meg Lanning.
The Thunder skipper scored 337 runs at an average above 37 during the club’s WBBL|06 title success during October and November.
That was good fun! A big thank you to everyone who helped make #WBBL06 a huge success. Special mention to our supporters who are the best in the league and made us feel at home on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed it 💚🖤 pic.twitter.com/GTsHSjwpK8— Rachael Haynes (@RachaelHaynes) November 30, 2020
Thunder young gun Hannah Darlington was also recognised at the Australian Cricket Awards. The talented all-rounder was named the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year.
All Australian Cricket Awards for 2021:
Allan Border Medal – Steve Smith
Belinda Clark Award – Beth Mooney
Men’s Test Player of the Year – Pat Cummins
Men’s ODI Player of the Year – Steve Smith
Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Rachael Haynes
Men’s T20I Player of the Year – Ashton Agar
Community Impact Award – Josh Lalor
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – Shaun Marsh
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Will Sutherland
Women’s Domestic Player of the Year – Elyse Vilanni
Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Hannah Darlington
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame – Johnny Mullagh, Merv Hughes and Lisa Sthalekar