Australia women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning has called time on her decorated international cricket career, which included five World Cup victories.
• Won seven World Cups with Australia, including five as skipper
• Captained Australia in 182 matches
• Scored 17 centuries across the three formats
Meg, 31, played 241 matches for Australia at the international level and was a three-time Belinda Clark medallist.
She captained Australia 182 times, winning the 2022 ICC Cricket World Cup and four ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2014, 2018, 2020 and 2023) as skipper.
Meg won seven World Cups in total as a player.She also led Australia to victory at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Under her captaincy, Australia enjoyed an 80 per cent win rate and set an ODI world record for consecutive wins (26) between 2018 and 2021.
“The decision to step away from international cricket was a difficult one to make, but I feel now is the right time for me,” said Meg.
“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 teammates along the way.
Meg made her debut for Australia in a T20 international in 2010.
She played her first ODI and Test match in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
Across the three formats she scored 17 centuries, amassing 8,352 runs.
Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley praised Lanning for her “incredible” career.
“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.”
Meg will continue to play domestic cricket.