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Meg Lanning Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Meg Lanning Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth March 25, 1992
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Blue

Meg Lanning is an Australian professional cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female batters of all time. She has represented her country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a top-order batter. She was a key part of the Australian squads that won the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2013 and 2022, the record-extending 6th and 7th times, respectively, that Australia had achieved the feat. She captained Australia in the latter tournament. Meg was also an integral member of the Australian squads that clinched the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2023 – the record-extending 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th times, respectively, that Australia had achieved this feat. She captained Australia in the last 4 of those tournaments. In the Australian domestic circuit, Meg has played for Victoria (2008-Present) across all formats. In franchise-based T20 cricket, she has turned out for the Melbourne Stars (2015-16-2016-17, 2020-21-Present) and Perth Scorchers (2017-18-2019-2020) in the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League); Supernovas (2018) in the Women’s T20 Challenge; and the Delhi Capitals (2023) in the WPL (Women’s Premier League). Meg has also played for the Trent Rockets (2022-Present) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.

Born Name

Meghann Moira Lanning

Nick Name

Meg, Megastar, Serious Sally, Fui

Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Meg Lanning / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Singapore

Residence

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nationality

Australian nationality

 

Education

Meg had attended the Warrawee Public School, a primary school in Warrawee, a suburb on the upper north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She later studied at the Carey Baptist Grammar School, an independent, co-educational, Baptist day school in the Australian state of Victoria.

Many years after her high school graduation, in 2019, she completed a bachelor’s degree in exercise and health science at the Australian Catholic University, a public university that has 7 campuses in Australia.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Meg Lanning / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Wayne Lanning (Banker)
  • Mother – Sue Lanning (Former Athlete)
  • Siblings – Anna Lanning (Younger Sister) (Professional Cricketer), Phill Lanning (Older Brother). She has 2 other older siblings.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium

Role

Top-Order Batter

Jersey Number

  • 17 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
  • 7 – Melbourne Stars (WBBL), Perth Scorchers (WBBL), Delhi Capitals (WPL)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Meg Lanning / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face

Brand Endorsements

She has been sponsored by New Balance Athletics, Inc., one of the world’s major sports footwear and apparel manufacturers.

Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018
Meg Lanning as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018 (Meg Lanning / Instagram)

Meg Lanning Facts

  1. Meg made her WT20I (and international) debut for Australia in December 2010. In January 2011, just a few days after her WODI debut, she scored her maiden WODI century. This made her, at 18 years and 288 days, Australia’s then-youngest-ever centurion, male or female. The record was previously held (21 years and 21 days) by Australian cricketing icon and her childhood idol Ricky Ponting.
  2. At the 2012 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, she top-scored in Australia’s 1st and 3rd (last) group-stage matches – 39 runs in an 8-wicket win over India and 39 runs in a 7-wicket defeat to arch-rivals England, respectively. In the final of the tournament, Australia defeated England by a narrow margin of 4 runs to win the title for the 2nd time in a row. Meg finished the tournament as the 3rd-highest run-getter overall (138 runs in 5 innings).
  3. In December 2012, she scored a WODI century off just 45 balls and broke the legendary Karen Rolton’s record for the fastest century by an Australian female cricketer.
  4. In Australia’s 3rd (and last) match of the group stage of the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, against New Zealand, she scored 112 runs (the 4th century of her WODI career) in a 7-wicket win. She was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her performance. Meg finished the tournament as the 6th-highest run-getter overall (226 runs in 7 matches), helping Australia win the tournament – for a record-extending 6th time.
  5. In January 2014, she became Australia’s then-youngest-ever captain when she stood in for the long-serving Jodie Fields in a match. In February 2014, Meg was appointed as the full-time captain of Australia’s WT20I squad – just ahead of the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
  6. In early 2014, she also won the prestigious ‘Belinda Clark Award’, an annual honor, presented since 2002, to Australia’s best female international cricketer. She repeated the feat in 2015 and 2017. Determined by performances over the previous 12-month period, the award is named after the legendary former Australian national team captain Belinda Clark.
  7. At the 2014 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Meg captained Australia to the title for the first time – the country’s 3rd such win in a row. She led from the front with the bat, finishing as the highest run-getter in the tournament (257 runs in 6 matches). Nearly half of those runs were scored in Australia’s 3rd group-stage match, against Ireland.
  8. Her score of 126 runs (65 balls) in that match was the 1st WT20I century of her career as well as the then-highest individual score in the WT20I format. She was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her record-breaking knock. Meg also scored a match-best 44 runs in a 6-wicket win over England in the final of the tournament. Soon after the completion of the tournament, in June 2014, she was confirmed as Australia’s captain for all three formats (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is).
  9. In November 2014, for her performances between August 2013 and September 2014, she was honored with the ‘ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: 2014′ award.
  10. In 2015, Meg was the inaugural recipient of the ‘Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World’ award. The annual award’s recipient is selected by the editor of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack – based on performances anywhere in the world in the previous calendar year. The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (widely regarded as the ‘Bible of Cricket’) is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom.
  11. In December 2015, for her performances between September 2014 and September 2015, she was honored with the ‘ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: 2015′ award.
  12. With 560 runs to her name in 14 matches, Meg was the highest run-getter as well as the ‘Player of the Tournament’ in the 2015-16 season of the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League), the inaugural edition of the tournament. In the voting for the ‘Player of the Tournament’, votes were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the two standing umpires after every match.
  13. She was also included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ and won the ‘Player of the Match’ award 6 times during that season. No other player managed to win more than 4 such awards. Meg had captained the Melbourne Stars that season and the team finished in 5th position in the league phase of the tournament.
  14. In Australia’s opening group-stage match of the 2016 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, against South Africa, she was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for scoring 30 runs not out in a tight 6-wicket win. 3 days later, in Australia’s 2nd group-stage match, against New Zealand, Meg was run out for a ‘golden duck’ (dismissed on the first ball faced, without scoring any run), in a 6-wicket defeat. This set a new record for the most WT20I innings played (61) before registering a ‘duck’ (dismissed without scoring any run). She bounced back with a match-best knock of 56 runs not out in Australia’s 3rd group-stage match – a 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka.
  15. The win proved decisive in Australia’s qualification for the semi-final stage of the tournament where she scored a match-best 55 runs in a thrilling 5-run win over England, earning the ‘Player of the Match’ award. Meg, the Australian captain, scored 52 runs in the final as well but could not prevent a shock 8-wicket defeat to the West Indies who won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for the first time. With 201 runs to her name in 6 matches, she was the 3rd-highest run-getter in the tournament and was also included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.
  16. In the 2016-17 season of the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League), the 2nd edition of the tournament, she was the highest run-getter for the 2nd time in a row (502 runs in 13 matches this time). Meg stood joint-4th in the voting for the ‘Player of the Tournament’ and was included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ again. For the 2nd season in a row, she captained the Melbourne Stars to a 5th-place finish in the league phase of the tournament.
  17. In March 2017, she scored her 10th WODI century and surpassed England’s Charlotte Edwards for the record of the most WODI centuries in a career. By March 2023, Meg had extended this record to 15 WODI centuries.
  18. At the 2017 edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, she top-scored for Australia in the 2nd and 6th matches of the league phase – 152 runs not out in an 8-wicket win over Sri Lanka and 76 runs in an 8-wicket win over India. She won the ‘Player of the Match’ for the latter performance while the former knock was the 11th WODI century of her career. The win against India also qualified Australia for the semi-final stage of the tournament where India avenged their defeat with a 36-run win. Meg struggled with injury issues in the latter half of the tournament but still ended up as the 10th-highest run-getter overall (328 runs in 6 innings).
  19. For the 2017–18 season of the WBBL, she switched from the Melbourne Stars to the Perth Scorchers but not as the team’s captain. She could not play any part in the tournament though as she was nursing a shoulder injury. The Perth Scorchers finished 3rd in the league phase of the competition and eventually ended up as the overall runners-up.
  20. In the final of the 2018 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, she scored 28 runs not out and struck the winning run in an 8-wicket victory over England. This was Australia’s 4th ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title, Meg’s 3rd, and her 2nd as captain.
  21. Meg was appointed the captain of the Perth Scorchers squad for the 2018-19 season of the WBBL, the 4th edition of the tournament. The team finished in 5th place in the league phase and she finished as the 7th highest run-getter overall – 389 runs in 9 matches. She stood joint-4th in the voting for the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for the 2nd time and was included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 3rd time.
  22. In the 2019-20 season of the WBBL, she captained the Perth Scorchers to a 3rd-place finish in the league phase of the tournament. The team was eventually knocked out in the semi-final stage. Meg finished as the 4th highest run-getter in the tournament – 531 runs in 15 matches. She stood joint-4th in the voting for the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for the 3rd time overall and the 2nd time in a row. She was also included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ – for the 4th time in her career.
  23. In the semi-final stage of the 2020 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, against South Africa, she scored a match-best 49 runs not out in a tense 5-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method (a controversial system of readjusting targets in rain-affected matches). She was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her vital knock.
  24. Australia went on to win the tournament for the 2nd time in a row and a record-extending 5th time overall. It was Meg’s 4th such title and her 3rd as captain. With 132 runs to her name in 5 innings, she was the 7th-highest run-getter in the tournament and was also included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ as its captain.
  25. After 3 seasons with the Perth Scorchers, Meg returned to the Melbourne Stars as the squad’s captain for the 2020-21 season of the WBBL, the 6th edition of the tournament. She led the team to a 1st-place finish in the league stage of the tournament and the team made it to the final, finishing as the overall runners-up. Meg was the 2nd highest run-getter in the tournament – 493 runs in 14 innings and also stood 2nd in the voting for the ‘Player of the Tournament’. She was included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 5th time in her career.
  26. In January 2022, she became just the 3rd cricketer in history – after England’s Charlotte Edwards and India’s Mithali Raj – to have captained her country in 150 women’s international matches (across formats).
  27. At the 2022 edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, she produced match-best scores in Australia’s 5th and 6th matches of the league phase – 97 runs in a 6-wicket win over India and 135 runs not out (the 15th WODI century of her career) in a 5-wicket win over South Africa, respectively. Meg won the ‘Player of the Match’ for both these performances. These wins against major opponents played a crucial role in helping Australia finish the league phase with a perfect 7-0 win-loss record.
  28. With a 71-run win against England in the final of the tournament, Australia won the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup for a record-extending 7th time. It was Meg’s 2nd such title and her 1st as captain. She finished the tournament as the 5th-highest run-getter overall – with 394 runs to her name in 9 innings.
  29. Meg also captained the Australian squad that won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It was the first occasion where women’s cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games and just the 2nd time that cricket was played at the Commonwealth Games – a men’s tournament had previously been featured at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur.
  30. In August 2022, soon after the conclusion of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Meg announced an indefinite hiatus from cricket. Her act was met with widespread praise from the cricketing community that empathized with the need for players to take some time away from the crazy scheduling of international and domestic cricket and the traveling involved. She returned to international cricket in January 2023.
  31. In February 2023, in the auction for the upcoming inaugural edition of the WPL (Women’s Premier League), she was acquired by the Delhi Capitals for INR 1.1 crores and appointed the squad’s captain.
  32. Meg captained Australia to victory in the 2023 edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – the country’s 3rd consecutive (and 6th overall) ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title. It was her 5th such title and her 4th (3rd in a row) as captain. With 149 runs to her name in 5 innings, she was the 7th-highest run-getter in the tournament.
  33. In March 2023, she finished the league phase of the Women’s Premier League as the highest run-getter – 310 runs in 8 matches. Her performances with the bat as well as her captaincy helped the Delhi Capitals end the league phase in 1st position which meant that the team qualified directly for the final of the tournament.
  34. Meg is a staunch supporter of the Sydney Swans, a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the AFL (Australian Football League), the sport’s premier competition.
  35. One of her nicknames, ‘Serious Sally’, alludes to her cricketing smarts, her temperament, and her level-headedness. Another nickname of hers, ‘Fui’ refers to a  rugby league player named Fui Fui Moi Moi. Because Meg’s middle name is Moira, her friends excluded ‘Moi’ and started calling her ‘Fui’.
  36. Meg was the highest run scorer (scored 345 runs) in the entire WPL 2023 season while playing for Delhi Capitals Women and hence earned ₹5 lakhs (or AUD 9,131) for her achievement.
  37. In November 2023, Meg announced her retirement from international cricket.

Featured Image by Meg Lanning / Instagram

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