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Meg Lanning

Meg Lanning (T20 cricket) will be Australia’s inaugural captain in Women’s T20 Cricket when the format of the sport makes its Commonwealth Games debut at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Widely regarded as the world’s best batter across all formats, Lanning is Australia’s most prolific run scorer in T20 internationals, amassing over 3000 runs with one of the best averages. No woman has scored more one-day international centuries than Lanning and only England’s Charlotte Edwards has captained T20s on more occasions. Lanning was born in Singapore, but not long after her family moved back to Australia, settling in Sydney. Lanning went on to represent NSW at primary school level alongside Elysse Perry, but her family moved to Melbourne when she commenced high school. She made her one-day international debut in 2011 against England and scored 103 not out in her second match, becoming the youngest Australian player (18 years, 288 days) – male or female – to score an international century. In 2014, the then 21-year-old became Australia’s youngest ever women’s captain and was named Wisden’s inaugural Leading Female Cricketer of the World in 2015. Lanning has been a member of six successful World Cup campaigns – four in T20 and two in the one-day international format, including the most recent in New Zealand in March 2022. 

Sport / Discipline

Cricket

Birth Place

Singapore

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

25/03/1992

Age

30

Results History

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