Suddenly Meg Lanning retires at 31 from international cricket.

Meg Lanning retires at 31 from international cricket. she was not part of last 3 series of Australia because of some medical issues and now suddenly she announced her retirement from the international cricket.

Meg Lanning retires at 31 from international cricket.
Australian captain Meg Lanning , image source – Getty image

Australia’s captain has been out of the game for her country since Australia lifted the T20 World Cup in South Africa¬†in February. Due to an undisclosed medical issue Meg Lanning also missed Australia’s tour to UK and also did not participated in the recent T20I and ODI series against West Indies despite being fit, having returned to play WNCL cricket for Victoria.

Meg Lanning is currently the captain of the Melbourne Stars in the women’s big bash league and it appears the she will continue to be playing the domestic cricket even after her retirement.

Lanning said – “The decision to step away from international cricket was a difficult one to make, but I feel now is the right time for me,”

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to enjoy a 13-year international career, but I know now is the right time for me to move on to something new.

“Team success is why you play the game, I’m proud of what I have been able to achieve and will cherish the moments shared with team-mates along the way.

“I’d like to thank my family, my teammates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association for their support to allow me to play the game I love at the highest level. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career.”

Lanning has taken a few breaks from cricket over the past few seasons due to various reasons. In 2022, after Australia’s triumph in the Commonwealth Games, she decided to take a break from the sport and spent some time working as a barista at a local coffee shop in Melbourne. Consequently, she had to skip Australia’s tour in India in December of the same year. However, she returned in time for the preparations leading up to the 2023 T20 World Cup.

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Having started her international career at the age of 18 in 2010, Lanning has an impressive record, having played in 241 matches for Australia, including six Tests, 103 ODIs, and 132 T20Is. Her legacy will undoubtedly highlight her as one of the most successful captains in cricket history. Under her leadership, Australia secured four T20 World Cup titles, an ODI World Cup title, and a Commonwealth Games title. Throughout her career, she captained her team in 182 matches, having taken on the role at the young age of 21 in 2014.

she became the youngest Australian female cricketer to score a century ar age of 18 , Meg Lanning has 4000 runs in his ODI career with an average of 53.51and strike rate of 92.20.

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley on Meg Lanning’s retirement

“One of the finest cricketers Australia has produced, Meg’s supreme achievements with the bat have been matched by her inspiring leadership,” Hockley said.

“As one of the best players in the world over a long period of time, Meg has made an immeasurable impact and led a generation which has helped revolutionise the game.

“Under Meg’s leadership, the Australian women’s cricket team has built a legacy of global dominance and has been at the forefront of growing the game and inspiring the next generation of cricketers all around the world.

“A seven-time World Cup winner and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Meg retires from international cricket having achieved everything there is to achieve and we thank her for the immense contribution she has made.

“We look forward to celebrating Meg’s distinguished international career at an appropriate time.”

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