After Rachael Haynes announced his withdrawal from the team on Wednesday, Sydney Thunder appointed 19-year-old sensation Hannah Darlington as the new WBBL skipper on the side.
Haynes initially planned to take parental leave at the beginning of the season. She and her partner, Leah Paulton, welcomed their son Hugo to the world on October 2nd.
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However, due to changes in border restrictions throughout Australia, Haynes was set to play on the streets throughout the 2021 season. It’s a small option, but it’s a declaration that you can’t use it.
Darlington, who signed Thunder as a 15-year-old rookie, couldn’t thank him any more for the great opportunity waiting to become the youngest captain in WBBL history.
“It’s a great honor,” Darlington said.
“I’ve been in this club for nearly five years and have been supporting it for a long time.
“It’s very special to have this opportunity to join Rach, which has definitely influenced my leadership style and much of this group, and I’m passionate and really proud. Ready to lead the team. Part of. “
Despite her young age, this is not Darlington’s first rodeo as captain of the senior cricket team.
Natives from western Sydney stepped up to the plate and skipped the NSW breaker in the Women’s National Cricket League match against Tasmania in February this year.
Captaining the Breakers made Darlington the youngest skipper in the history of the New South Wales senior cricket team. At the age of 19, he believes the experience gained will be essential for the next WBBL season.
“It was actually a great experience for the breakers captain,” Darlington said. “It was another dream come true.”
“I also had Rach and a few other leaders in the leadership group.
“I definitely learned a lot in that experience. I knew I was ready to make those decisions and lead head-on.
“It was certainly a big learning curve, but it was ready for me to grab the reins.”
Darlington’s appointment as Thunder’s captain is cherry blossoms, in addition to having already been a great year for teens.
She made her Australian ODI debut against India in September and made her T20 debut for the country on October 7 against the same opponent.
Darlington will lead Thunder for the first time when playing against the Adelaide Striker on Saturday. The Sydney side is aiming for consecutive victories.
After Rachael Haynes’s withdrawal, Sydney Thunder nominates teen sensation as captain
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