Meg Lanning Biography : Age, Height, Early Life, Professional Life, Facts & Net Worth

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Meg Lanning Biography : Meg Lanning is an Australian cricketer who currently captains the Australian women’s cricket team, Victorian Spirit and the Perth Scorchers. She is one of the best one-day women’s cricketers the world has ever seen.

She averages above 50 in one-day Internationals and also holds the record for most hundreds in ODI’s with 13 centuries to her name. She is the elder sister of Anna Lanning.

Early Life & Journey

Meg Lanning was born on 25th March 1992 in Singapore. In 2006 she became the first girl to play the first 11 cricket for the public school team when she represented Carey Grammar at the age of 14. She made her debut for Victorian spirit on 6 December 2008 against South Australian Scorpions.

Her debut wasn’t a reflection of her abilities as she just managed to score 3 runs but Victoria still won by 45 runs. She took part in three matches during that season. In that very season Victoria went on to play the final against New South Wales and eventually lost it.

In 2009-10 season she played 6 T20 games for Victoria and her best score was 52 not out against Tasmania.
Her breakthrough season came in 2010-11 when she produced a man of the match performance of 74 runs from 62 balls in the women’s T20 grand final against New South Wales and led Victoria to the title.

Her first century for Victoria came on 29th October 2019 as she demolished Queensland Fire scoring 127 runs off 123 balls. She had an outstanding 2011-12 domestic season as she averaged 42 in the women’s National Cricket League and 37.36 in women’s T20 matches. Following her performances, she was named as the player of the year for the Victorian Spirit in both WNCL and WT20. She was also awarded as the women’s National Cricket League player of the year.
On 10th November 2012, Lanning smashed 175 runs off 142 balls against ACT Meteors breaking the record for the highest individual score in the women’s National Cricket League. She then surpassed her own record by scoring 190 runs in 153 was against Tasmania women on 29th October 2016. Just 8 days after posting this record she scored 241 not out off 136 balls for Box Hill Cricket Club in the Victoria women’s Cricket association, it is the highest individual score in women’s premier first’s cricket.

She made her T20 international debut on 30th December 2010 against New Zealand in the Rose Bowl tournament scoring 10 runs as Australia defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets.

Her one-day international debut came on 5th January 2011 against England. Two days later in her second international game, she scored her maiden one-day international century against England. She became the youngest Australian to score a century at the age of 18 years as she comfortably beat Ricky Ponting’s previous record of 21 years and 21 days.

Since then she has been a regular in the Australian women’s cricket team. During the 2012 ICC women’s World T20 was named in the team of the tournament after finishing as the third-highest run-scorer. In the final of the 2012 women’s World T20, she scored 25 off 24  laying a foundation for the Australian innings as they successfully defeated England by 4 runs.

Meg Lanning Biography

Cricket & Stats

She made her debut against England women on 11th August 2013.

Her one day international debut came against England women at Perth on 5th January 2011.

She made her T20 international debut against New Zealand women at Nelson on 30 December 2010.

She has played 4 test matches for the Australian women’s cricket team scoring 185 runs with a high score of 57. She averages 23.12 in test matches and has one-half century to her name.

She has played 80 one day internationals for Australia in which she has scored 3693 runs with a high score of 152 not out. She averages a magnificent 52.75 and has 13 centuries and 14 half-centuries to her name.

She has played 92 T20 Internationals for Australia in which she has scored 2656 runs with the highest score of 133 not out. She averages 35.89 in T20 Internationals and has two centuries and 13 half-centuries to her name.

She has played 51 matches in the Big Bash League scoring 1982 runs with a high score of 101 and has a strike rate of 120.71.

Achievements

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – 2014

Belinda Clark Award – 2014

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2015

Belinda Clark Award – 2015

Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World – 2015

Belinda Clark Award – 2017

BioData

Meghann Moira Lanning

Profession: Australian Woman Cricketer

Height (approx.): 5’55”

Hair Colour: Blonde

Date of Birth: 25- March-1992

Age: 27

Birth Place: Singapore

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries

Nationality: Australian


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