Captain of Australia Women’s team, Meg Lanning is regarded as one of the most successful captains as well as a key player for Australia. She has led her team to a winning streak of 26 ODIs along with a good number of T20 World Cup titles both as a captain and as a batter.
Months after being praised by the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who in an interview recalled the time when as a U-19 state cricketer he bowled to Lanning who was a high school back then, but she smacked him all across the ground, Lanning has been referred to as batter possessing the most sound batting technique by bowling all-rounder Mitchell Starc who also has her better half playing along with Lanning for the side.
We couldn’t agree more, Starc ❤️ pic.twitter.com/94NOr0njdU
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) January 3, 2022
Just a few runs away from 4000 ODI runs and 3000 T20I runs, Lanning holds the record for the most number of ODI centuries (14) as well as the second-highest individual T20I score (133 off just 63 balls) having played 88 ODIs, 113 T20Is and 5 tests for the No. 1 side of women’s cricket.
Along with leading the national team, the 29 years old is also the captain of Victoria in Australia’s 50-over domestic competition, Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), and of Melbourne Stars in the country’s 20-over competition, Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
After leading her team to be the most successful team of Women’s Cricket, Meg Lanning would be looking forward to guiding her team to retain the Ashes starting this month and then go on to clinch their seventh Women’s World Cup title in March/April followed by the Commonwealth Games in July/August.
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