“I don’t like the word retirement,” says Meg Lanning

The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League was a grand success. The 2nd edition of the WPL will commence on 23rd February 2024 which is just a few days away.

All the players from their respective franchises have started to join their respective training camps in Bangalore ahead of the 2nd edition of the Women’s Premier League that will take place in two cities this time around, Bangalore and Delhi.

"I don't like the word retirement," says Meg Lanning
“I don’t like the word retirement,” says Meg Lanning

“It’s nice to get out here, have a bit of run around. Everyone looks in really good nick. There is a lot of improvement from everyone, and I’m super excited to see what we can produce this year.” Skipper Meg Lanning is happy to be back to training ahead of the 2nd edition of the WPL.

“I still love playing, and I’ve been looking forward to the WPL, so really excited and hopefully can help Delhi win the title this year.” skipper Meg Lanning speaks about her love for the game and getting back to WPL.

She shocked the whole cricket fraternity by announcing her retirement from International cricket on 9th November 2023. After her retirement from international cricket, she was away from the game for a decent amount of time before she came back to lead the Melbourne Stars in the 9th edition of the tournament, and played a decent amount of games before making herself unavailable for the business end of the tournament. She scored 284 runs at a strike rate of 120.33 and an average of 28.4 in 11 innings. She came back to play for Victoria in the ongoing edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL 2024). She is the 2nd highest run-scorer of the tournament with 492 runs to her name at a humongous average of 82 in 10 innings so far.

The former Australian skipper Meg Lanning led the Delhi Capitals exceptionally well, taking them to the finals of the Inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) in India under the guidance of coach Jonathan Batty. However, they ended up as the runners-up of the season courtesy of their 7-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians in the final. She was the leading run scorer and as a result, the orange cap holder of the Inaugural edition of the WPL in 2023 with 345 runs to her name at an impressive average of 49.28 in 9 innings.

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“I loved the time last year. Opening the batting with Shafali was a lot of fun and it is something I’m looking forward to again this year. I think as a group, we gelled nicely. It was a very easy group, nice to hang out on and off the field, we seemed to be able to come together, so it was a lot of fun. I’m sure this year it’s going to be much the same.” Meg Lanning speaks about enjoying opening the batting alongside the Indian superstar Shafali Verma and having a great time with the group in the upcoming 2nd edition of the WPL.

The Delhi Capitals led by skipper Meg Lanning will commence their campaign in the 2nd edition of the tournament against the defending champions Mumbai Indians led by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on 23rd February 2024 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore to kickstart the new season.

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