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WPL 2023: Meg Lanning named captain of Delhi Capitals for the inaugural season



Australia captain Meg Lanning is all prepared to steer the Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise within the upcoming inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) that begins on March 4 in Mumbai.

Lanning has a sensational captaincy file within the shortest format. Below her management, Australia have gained a file 4 T20 World Cups, together with the newest one in South Africa final month after they defeated the hosts within the summit conflict.

Lanning, who has already arrived in Mumbai for the WPL, has performed 132 T20Is, wherein she has scored 3405 runs with the assistance of two a whole lot and 15 half-centuries at a mean of 36.61 and strike price of 116.37. The Singapore-born-Aussie star has led her crew in 100 T20Is, which is essentially the most by any girls’s participant within the format.

Notably, the Capitals will start their WPL marketing campaign on March 5 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the Brabourne Stadium. Together with Lanning, India star Jemimah Rodrigues was named because the vice-captain of Capitals.

“It’s a really proud second for me, firstly to be concerned with Delhi Capitals after which to steer them. It’s about having fun with your self, and getting one of the best out of your self. WPL is an enormous second for the game, it’s the logical subsequent step and makes a number of sense. Cricket in India is folks’s lives, and the truth that WPL is up and working, and to be concerned in one thing like this, is superb. It’s solely going to develop within the coming years,” stated Lanning in an official assertion.

To not point out, Lanning is the third Australian participant to steer a WPL facet. Earlier than her, Beth Mooney was named Gujarat Giants’ captain, whereas Alyssa Healy was appointed UP Warriorz’ skipper. In terms of different sides, Mumbai Indians will be captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, and Royal Challengers Bangalore might be led by Smriti Mandhana.

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