Australia Ladies captain Meg Lanning is ready to overlook the upcoming Ladies’s Huge Bash League (WBBL) with Melbourne Stars as she continues her indefinite break from the sport. Notably, after main Australia to Commonwealth Video games Gold in Birmingham, Lanning final month introduced she was stepping away from cricket.
“After a busy couple of years, I’ve made the choice to take a step again to allow me to spend time specializing in myself. I’m grateful for the help of CA and my teammates and ask that my privateness is revered throughout this time,” Lanning stated in an announcement.
Within the absence of Lanning, the Stars might want to discover a new captain for his or her marketing campaign, which begins on October 15 in opposition to Brisbane Warmth. Earlier this yr, Lanning had handed over the captaincy of Victoria to Sophie Molineux.
“Melbourne Stars Captain Meg Lanning will proceed her indefinite break from cricket and won’t play in WBBL|08. The membership respects her resolution and asks that her privateness proceed to be revered,” Stars stated in a launch.
To not point out, Lanning is the most important title and most dependable performer within the WBBL. In 54 WBBL matches throughout 4 seasons, she has amassed 1,805 runs at a median of 41.97, with 18 half-centuries.
“We’re pleased with Meg for acknowledging that she wants a break and can proceed to help her throughout this time. She has been an unbelievable contributor to Australian cricket during the last decade, attaining exceptional feats each individually and as a part of the group, and has been an excellent position mannequin for younger youngsters. The welfare of our gamers is at all times our primary precedence, and we’ll proceed to work with Meg to make sure she will get the help and area she wants,” stated Shawn Flegler, CA’s Head of Efficiency, Ladies’s Cricket, as quoted by Cricket.com.au.
Talking about Melbourne’s group mixture, they’ve abroad recruitment of three top-order gamers within the type of Indian star Jemimah Rodrigues and English pair of Alice Capsey and Lauren Winfield-Hill.
Melbourne Stars present WBBL|08 squad:
Alice Capsey (ENG), Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues (IND), Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill (ENG)