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Meg Lanning

Captain Meg Lanning continued to impress in the second season of the Women’s Big Bash League.

Finishing the competition as the leading run-scorer with 502 runs, Lanning also topped the league for the most catches with 12. The opener also brought up her 1000th WBBL run this season. 

Lanning, who also captains the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars and VicSpirit, smashed five scores of 50 or above in WBBL|02 and reached her high-score of 97* against the Brisbane Heat.

She made her domestic debut for Victoria in 2008 at the age of 16 and has since earned just about every honour women’s cricket has on offer.

Ranked as the number two women’s T20 and number one one-day international batter on the ICC Player Rankings*, the right-hander continuously shows why she is one of the best female players in the world with her rapid fire knocks.

Away from cricket, Lanning continues her studies and, as a coffee connoisseur, is always on the search for good cafes in Melbourne and on tour.

*Ranked #2 on ICC Player Rankings – women’s T20 as of Monday, 5 December 2016

*Ranked #1 on ICC Player Rankings – women’s ODI as of Monday, 30 January 2017

 

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