Australia skipper Meg Lanning takes indefinite break

Meg led the team to a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Australia Women team captain Meg Lanning is taking an indefinite break from cricket. Meg led Australia to a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham on Sunday.

“Australia Women’s Team captain Meg Lanning advised Cricket Australia (CA) that she will take indefinite leave effective immediately,” CA wrote in a statement. She will miss this year’s The Hundred. A decision on her participation in Australia’s home summer will be taken later, the board said.

“After a busy couple of years, I’ve made the decision to take a step back. This is to enable me to spend time focusing on myself,” Lanning was quoted as saying. “I’m grateful for the support of CA and my teammates. I ask that my privacy is respected during this time.”

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Lanning has two World Cup titles and four T20 World Cup titles to her name. Out of these, she was the captain in one of the 50-over wins. She also won three editions in the shortest format as captain.

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