Australia’s two times World Cup-winning captain, Meg Lanning is definite to step away from cricket for an uncertain period. Owing to some personal reasons, she has put forth her decision to take a break from cricket.
Reportedly, Lanning is the most capped women’s captain of Australia. Welcoming her decision to take a break, Cricket Australia has encouraged and shown absolute support for the 30-years old.
Encouraging Words by Shawn Flegler
‘We are proud of Meg for acknowledging that she needs a break and will continue to support her during this time. She’s been an incredible contributor to Australian cricket over the last decade, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as part of the team, and has been a brilliant role model for young kids. The welfare of our players is always our number one priority, and we’ll continue to work with Meg to ensure she gets the support and space she needs’ – CA Head of Performance, Women’s Cricket, Shawn Flegler.
Written Words by Meg Lanning
After a busy couple of years, I’ve made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself. I’m grateful for the support of CA and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time.
A Quick Rundown on Meg Lanning’s Gameplay and Achievements
- The Megastar of women’s cricket, Meg Lanning debuted in a T20I match in 2010 against New Zealand.
- Recently, the wonderful player captained the Australian Women’s team in Commonwealth Games 2022, scalping a gold medal.
- The Meg Lanning-led cricket squad has brought glory to the Australian cricket team with a wonderful win of major trophies in the past two years.
- Under her captaincy, the women’s cricket team stepped into grabbing T20 and 50 over World Cup titles (2013 & 2022) with an Ashes series win.
- In 2011, she became the youngest Australian player to hit a century in International cricket in the second ODI, scoring an undefeated 104 against England.
- In 2015, Lanning became the third-youngest captain in Women’s Test matches at the age of 23.
- In 124 T20Is gameplays and 100 ODIs, she has scored 8019 at an average of 43.81, hitting 17 hundred and 36 fifties.
Though Lanning’s comeback is not definite, she will be a role model for future cricketers. Moreover, the support from Cricket Australia is quite overwhelming, concerning her privacy.
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