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Meg Lanning Biography, Family, Cricket Career, Records, Awards and Achievements- Everything You Need to Know

Meg Lanning Biography: Meghan Moira Lanning or Megastar is a retired Australia Cricketer. She has played multiple cricket matches as a captain for the Australia Cricket Team. She was also one of the most successful captains of Australia Women Cricket Team as the team won 5 T20 World Cups under her Captaincy. She was also one the youngest cricketer to join the Australia Team at the age of 18. And recently in 2023 she was auctioned by Delhi Capitals for playing in the Women’s Premier League.

In this article we have shared all the details about Meg Lanning Age, Meg Lanning Husband, Meg Lanning WPL, Meg Lanning Stats, Meg Lanning Records, Meg Lanning Awards and Achievements, Meg Lanning Net Worth and Family in this Article.

Meg Lanning Biography
Meg Lanning Biography

Some Facts About Meg Lanning Biography

Article NameMeg Lannings Biography
Real NameMeghan Moira Lanning
Birth PlaceSingapore
NationalityAustralian
ProffesionCricketer
Meg Lanning Birthday25 March 1992
Meg Lanning Age31 (Age on 5 Feb 2024)
Educational QualificationCompleted Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Health Science in 2019 from Australian Catholic University [1]
Parents1. Meg Lanning Father Name: Wayne
2. Meg Lanning Mother Name: Sue
Meg Lanning Net Worth$ 3 Million
Meg Lanning RelationshipUnmarried
Meg Lanning Jersey Number17
Meg Lanning Height5.7 Feet
Updated- 5/2/2024

Meg Lanning Biography

Who is Meg Lanning?

Meg Lannings Biography
Meg Lannings Biography (Credit- Bat and Brew)

Meghan Moira Lanning or Meg Lanning was born on 25 March 1992 in Singapore and the day was Wednesday. He Zodiac Sign is Aries. Her father is a Banker and her mother is a Athletic. She is the fouth child of the family, besides here there are 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Name of her brothers is Phil and Phil and name of the two sisters are Gemma and Ana. The yougest child in the family is Ana and she is also a cricketer like Meg Lanning.

Her family later moved to Thornleigh Suburb, Sydney, where Meg joined Warrawee Public School. That was also the time when she first started playing cricket and here first coach was Neil Williams. She then played for New South Wales team at the Junior Level. Just after 1 year her family moved to the New Suburb, Melbourne, where she joined he Carey Baptish Grammar School.

At the age of 14 she became the first girl to be selected to play the First XI cricket team of the school for the Associated Public Schools Team. Later in 2019 she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Health Science from Australian Catholic University.

Meg Lanning Cricket Career

Meg Lanning has been part of various teams in various cricket tournament both domestic and International. Her first debut match was in 2008 for Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) for the Victoria team. After that she became the youngest player to captain the Australian Women Cricket Team. Read all the details about her Cricketing Career mentioned below.

Meg Lanning Domestic Cricket Career

Meg Lanning’s first domestic cricket match was against South Australian Scorpions on 6 December 2008 in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), a 50 over tournament. And she was playing for Victoria, where she could score only 3 runs. But later she gave her performance grew heavily, for instance she scored first century with 127 run against Queensland, on 2012 she made her highest individual score in WNCL against ACT Meteros scoring 175 runs and later in 2019 she broke her own record by scoring 190 individual runs against Tasmania.

Meg Lanning International Cricket Career

Meg Lanning Test Career

Her first test match for the Australian Cricket team was on 11 August 2013 against, where she managed to score 48 runs in the first innings and 36 runs in the second innings. Her first test half-century was in 2019 and that was also against England at Taunton, England.

Meg Lanning World Cup Career

In her entire cricketing career she played 3 ODI World Cups in 2013, 2017 and 2022. Out of the three the team won 2 world cups in 2013 and 2022. Her highest runs in ODI World cup was in 2022 where she scored 294 runs in 9 matches at a average of 32.67. And she also scored a century in 2022 against South Africa. Her second highest runs in World Cup was in 2013 where she scored 226 runs in 7 matches with a average of 32.29.

Meg Lanning T20 World Cup Career

Meg Lanning played T20 World Cup for 6 times in 2012, 2014, 2016,2018, 2020 and 2023. Except 2016 the Australian Team won the T20 World Cup 5 times. And all the 5 times Meg Lanning was the Captain of the team.

Meg Lanning WPL Career

Womens Premier League or WPL is a Indian domestic T20 Cricket Competition for Women. It started in 2023 and there are 5 teams in this competition. Those teams are Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, UP Warriors and Gujarat Giants.

Meg Lanning Delhi Capitals/DC

Meg Lanning WPL team is Delhi Capitals and was bought for 1.1 Crores in 2023 WPL Auction. She was also the captain of the team. Her performance in the WPL first season was good as she was the highest run scorer of the season and was awarded the Orange Cap. In 2024 also she has been acquired by the WPL DC team and Meg Lanning WPL Price in 2024 was 2 Crore. She will also be the captain of the WPL DC Team in 2024 as well.

Meg Lanning Records

  1. She was the youngest player to become the captain of the Australia cricket team at the age of 21.
  2. She has scored maximum number of centuries in International ODIs.
  3. Second highest run scorer in T20 cricket competition, with a total of 3405 runs.
  4. She is the only player to win most ICC World Cup wins both in Male and Female Category. Her total win as a captain was 5 times.
  5. She is the first player to score half century against all teams.
  6. She is the first Australian player to score 2000 runs in T20.
  7. She is the first captain, both in Male and Female category to play 100 T20 matches as captain.

Meg Lanning Awards and Achievements

  1. Cricketer of the Year in 2004
  2. Women’s Big Bash League Player of the Tournament in 2015-16 season.
  3. Melbournae Stars Player of the Season in 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
  4. Won Sharon Tredrea Trophy or 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons.
  5. Carey Medal in 2019.
  6. Australian Women’s Health Sports Awards Leadership Legend in 2019.
  7. Women’s National Cricket League Player of the Tournament in 2016-17 season.

Meg Lanning Husband

Meg Lanning is single, she is not married yet.

Meg Lanning Net Worth

Meg Lanning Net Worth is $9 Million [2]

Meg Lanning Retirement

Meg Lanning took retirement on 9 November, 2023 in all forms of International Cricket. And the reason behind her retirement is that she has lost the hunger to compete.

Meg Lanning Social Media

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FAQs on Meg Lanning Biography

Who is Meg Lanning

Meg Lanning is a former Australian cricketer who was the youngest player to captain the Australian Cricket team at the age of 21. She has also played various other cricket competitions.

Why Meg Lanning is retiring?

Meg Lanning announced her retirement on 9 November 2023. And the reason that she said is that ” I have Lost the Hunger to Compete”.

How many World-cups has Meg Lanning won?

Meg Lanning as a captain of the team has won 5 world cups in 2012, 2014, 2016,2018, 2020 and 2023

Meg Lanning was named the captain of which franchise in the inaugural women’s premier league?

Meg Lanning is the captain of Delhi Capitals WPL team in the second season as well. She was also the captain of the WPL DC Team in 2023 and also became the leading run scorer in 2023 WPL.

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