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Meg Lanning is captain of the Australian Women's Test, ODI and T20I teams, aged just 23. Meg resides in Melbourne and represents the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL and Victoria in the WNCL.

Meg made her debut for the Victorian Spirit on 6 December 2008 against South Australia aged 16. She then had a breakthrough 2010/11 season which culminated in her producing a player-of-the-match performance of 74 runs off 62 balls in the WT20 Grand Final against New South Wales to lead Victoria to the title.

She hit her first century for Victoria on 29 October 2011, making 127 off 123 balls against Queensland. She had an impressive 2011/12 domestic season, with a batting average of 48 in WNCL matches and 37.36 in WT20 matches. Thanks to this impressive form, Meg collected both the WNCL and Women's T20 Player of the Year for the Victorian Spirit, whilst also being named the WT20 Player of the Year.

On 10 November 2012, Meg broke the record for the highest individual score in the Women's National Cricket League, smashing 175 from 142 balls against ACT. Eight days after posting this record, she then smashed 241 not out off 136 balls for Box Hill Cricket Club in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association, which was the highest individual score in Women's Premier Cricket.

Meg made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand. She then made her One-Day International (ODI) debut on 5 January 2011 against England at the WACA Ground. Two days later, in just her 2nd international game, she scored her maiden ODI century against England, making 103 not out off 148 balls. In doing so, at 18 years and 288 days she became the country's youngest ever centurion – male or female, comfortably beating Ricky Ponting's previous record of 21 years and 21 days. Meg also holds the records for the fastest 50 and fastest 100 in an ODI by an Australian female cricketer. Breaking the record in December 2012 scoring a century off just 45 balls!

She has since been a regular in the Australian Women's Cricket Team, scoring centuries and breaking records across all formats. Meg is the youngest Australian Cricket Captain ever – Male or Female.

Meg also recently received the Belinda Clarke Medal in Sydney. This was the second-consecutive time Meg has been awarded the prize for Australia’s top International Women’s cricketer, recognising the 22-year-old’s role in leading the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars to a third-successive ICC World Twenty20 crown in Bangladesh as well as clean sweeps of Pakistan and the West Indies at home.

Individually, Meg's performances were exemplary, tallying an impressive 490 runs at an average of 49.90 in ODI cricket, 625 runs at an average of 52.08 and a strike-rate of 145.34 in Twenty20 internationals.

Meg is one of three Female Cricketers' Sunstar represent, with Southern Stars teammates Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy also on the stable.

Meg Captained the Southern Stars to an incredible Ashes Series win in the UK in August 2015 - this is the first time the feat has been achieved since 2001. She finished the series as second leading run-scorer.

 

Meg is currently the #1 ranked batter in the world in the ODI and T-20 formats.

 
Awards/Achievements

Belinda Clarke Award 2014

 

Belinda Clarked Award 2015

 

Youngest Australian Cricket Captain ever - Male or Female

 

Captained Australia to their 3rd Successive WT20 World Cup crown

 

Captained Australia to their first Ashes series victory in the UK since 2001

 

Currently the #1 ranked Womens batter in the world accross the ODI and T20I formats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Career Highlights

Made her professional debut aged 16 in 2008

 

Highest individual score in the Women's National Cricket League (175 off 142 balls)

 

Highest Individual score in Victorian Women's Premier Cricket (241 Not Ot off 136 balls)

 

7 International Centuries

 

Youngest ever Centurion for Australia, Male or Female (18 years and 288 days)

 

Holds the records for the fastest 50 and fastest 100 in an ODI by an Australian female cricketer. Breaking the record in December 2012 scoring a century off just 45 balls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   
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