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Meg Lanning is captain of the Australian Women's Test, ODI and T20 teams. Meg resides in Melbourne and represents Victoria in the WNCL and recently joined the Perth Scorchers in the WBBL.

At just 26, Meg boasts an impressive domestic and international record. 

On 10 November 2012, Meg broke the record for the highest individual score in the Women's National Cricket League, smashing 175 from 142 balls against ACT. Eight days after posting this record, she then smashed 241 not out off 136 balls for Box Hill Cricket Club in Victoria, which was the highest individual score in Women's Premier Cricket.

Meg made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand. She then made her One-Day International (ODI) debut on 5 January 2011 against England at the WACA Ground. Two days later, in just her 2nd international game, she scored her maiden ODI century against England, making 103 not out off 148 balls. In doing so, at 18 years and 288 days she became the country's youngest ever centurion – male or female, comfortably beating Ricky Ponting's previous record of 21 years and 21 days. Meg also holds the records for the fastest 50 and fastest 100 in an ODI by an Australian female cricketer, breaking the record in December 2012 scoring a century off just 45 balls!

Meg has since been a regular in the Australian Women's Cricket Team, scoring centuries and breaking records across all formats. Meg is also the youngest ever Australian Cricket Captain – male or female.

Meg has also won the Belinda Clarke Medal twice - the prize for Australia’s top International Women’s cricketer. She led the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars to three successive ICC World Twenty20 titles.

Meg captained the Southern Stars to an incredible Ashes Series win in the UK in August 2015 - this is the first time the feat has been achieved since 2001. She finished the series as second leading run-scorer.

She has now played 143 matches for Australia and has scored 11 ODI centuries plus a T20 century. She's is already one of the greats of the game. 

Meg was #1 ranked batter in the world in the ODI and T-20 formats until she was forced to have surgery on a shoulder injury, that kept her out of the 2017/18 Ashes Series.

She returned to the field during Australia's Tour of India in March 2018 and became the first Australian to score 2000 runs in T-20 International cricket.