Meg Lanning, Australia’s captain, steps away from International cricket
Meg Lanning, the celebrated Australian women’s cricket team captain, retires from international cricket after an illustrious career.
Australian women’s cricket leader Meg Lanning has declared that she won’t play international cricket anymore. At the age of 31, after almost 13 years since her start, she’s stepping back from the game played between countries.
She’ll still be in local competitions like the Women’s Big Bash League and Women’s National Cricket League. Meg Lanning was a remarkable captain for Australia, winning five World Cup trophies. She led the team for 182 matches, making her the top women’s player in history to lead this many games. Her team won about 80% of the matches under her leadership.
She got 8,352 runs and scored 17 centuries in 241 international matches. Her decision to retire wasn’t easy, but she feels it’s the right time to move on. Meg is proud of what she accomplished and cherishes the moments shared with her teammates.
She made her debut at just 18 years and became captain at 21. Meg led the Australian women’s team to several victories, including one ICC Cricket World Cup and four ICC Women’s T20 World Cup titles.
Her final match was at the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup, where she led Australia to victory. Cricket Australia’s CEO praised Meg’s exceptional career and leadership, acknowledging her immense impact on the game.