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Meg Lanning Australian women’s captain will be back after a long break

Meg Lanning’s comeback for Victoria WNCL

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Meg Lanning’s comeback News: After guiding her all-conquering team to gold at the Commonwealth Games, the record-breaking 30-year-old made the shocking announcement that she was retiring from the sport in August.

She explained at the time that she needed to “concentrate on myself” after a busy period of success for Australia and Lanning, which included winning the World Cup.

Lanning made her debut at the age of 18, and she now holds the record for the most century in women’s one-day international cricket. At age 21, she became Australia’s youngest-ever captain and has steered the team ever since.

Meg Lanning and Georgia Wareham’s Comeback before the Pakistan Series

Meg Lanning, the captain of Australia, and legspinner Georgia Wareham, who were both named to Victoria’s WNCL side, will make their respective much-anticipated comebacks when they play New South Wales in two 50-over matches on January 5 and 7 at Junction Oval in Melbourne.

Lanning will play her first game after taking an extended leave of absence following the Commonwealth Games in August of last year. She has been picked to return as Australia’s captain for the upcoming limited-overs series against Pakistan.

Meg Lanning Achievements

  • 2 Time, Women’s Cricket World Cup champion in 2013, 2022
  • 4 Time, ICC Women’s World Twenty20 champion in 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020
  • 3 Time, Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup champion in 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12

Lanning became just the third cricketer, after Mithali Raj of India and Charlotte Edwards of England, to lead her team in 150 women’s international games in January 2022 during the lone Women’s Test match as part of the Women’s Ashes versus England.

Official Statement on Meg Lanning’s comeback

National selector Shawn Flegler said “We had always hoped she would come back and play, and a great story really. Obviously, she’s taken this time to work out what’s really important for her, things she needs to do to manage herself.”

He further added, “You know, it’s a tough gig being the Australian captain and she has done it for a long time, so just really pleased she’s refreshed, happy and knows what she wants to do.”

Updated Victoria WNCL Squad

Nicole Faltum (C), Meg Lanning, Tiana Atkinson, Sam Bates, Sophie Day, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Rhiann O’Donnell, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Reid, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland.

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