Rachael Haynes makes her return to the Sydney Thunder outfit after a cat-caused injury

Haynes was bitten by her cat on her foot when she was trying to break off a fight between her pet and a stray. 

Rachael Haynes
Rachael Haynes. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2019-20 edition of Women’s Big Bash League is in full flow. On Tuesday, Sydney Thunder Women locked horns with Perth Scorchers Women at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth. This was the second game between these two sides in a space of three days and Perth Scorchers registered their second straight over the Thunder after they successfully defended the total of 6/116 to bowl the Rachel Haynes-led Sydney Thunder Women for a poultry 105 in 19.4 overs.

The Thunder welcomed back their regular skipper Rachael Haynes for this all-important fixture after the Australian missed out on Sunday’s clash due to her infected foot. The major reason behind Haynes’ foot injury was revealed to have been caused by her cat. Haynes was bitten by her cat on her foot when she was trying to break off a fight between her pet and a stray. 


Haynes teammate Hannah Darlington saw the lighter side of the situation. Speaking to, Darlington said, “I had no idea what had happened and then I heard it was her cat, so I was a little bit intrigued. It’s just something you’d never expect to happen to Rach, so it is quite”

‘Rachael Haynes has been given all-clear’

However, Thunder coach Trevor Griffin had asserted confidence in the fact that Haynes will recover from the injury leading into Tuesday’s encounter against Perth Scorchers.

“Rach has been given the all-clear by the doctor, so she’s flying from Sydney today to join us this afternoon. She’ll have a hit this afternoon and all going well, she’ll be back in the side to take on the Scorchers tomorrow. Rach has been a superb leader for us this season so far and having her back will give us that stability and focus around how we want to play.” Thunder coach Trevor Griffin had said.

However, Haynes’ return did not prove to be particularly fruitful for either the captain or her side as she fell for a first-ball duck in Thunder’s seven-run-loss at the WACA

Rachael Haynes’ Sydney Thunder are currently at No. 4 on the points table of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League tournament. Adelaide Strikers are leading the table at the moment.