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Meg Lanning (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 21, 2022

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Short Biography

Meg Lanning was born on 25-03-1992 in Singapore. She is an Australian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Meghann Moira Lanning

Meg Lanning Complete Bio & Career

Meghann Moira Lanning is an Australian international cricketer who currently captains the Australian women's national team and the Victorian Spirit, and also the Perth Scorchers (WBBL) team. She made her debut for the Victorian Spirit on 6 December 2008 against the South Australian Scorpions, scoring 3 runs as Victoria won by 45 runs. She hit her first century for Victoria on 29 October 2011, making 127 off 123 balls against the Queensland Fire. She had an impressive 2011/12 domestic season, with a batting average of 48 in WNCL matches and 37.36 in WT20 matches. Thanks to this impressive form, Lanning collected both the Sharon Tredrea Trophy and the Cathryn Fitzpatrick Award as the WNCL and Women's T20 Player of the Year for the Victorian Spirit, whilst also being named the Women's National Cricket League T20 Player of the Year. On 10 November 2012, Lanning broke the record for the highest individual score in the Women's National Cricket League, smashing 175 from 142 balls against the ACT Meteors, easily surpassing the previous record set by Karen Rolton of 173. She then surpassed her own record by scoring 190 runs in mere 153 balls against Tasmania Women on 29 October 2016. Eight days after posting this record, she then smashed 241 not out off 136 balls for Box Hill Cricket Club in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association, the highest individual score in Women's Premier First's Cricket.
Lanning made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand in the Rose Bowl tournament, scoring 10 runs as Australia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets. She then made her One-Day International debut on 5 January 2011 against England at the WACA Ground, and opened the batting, making 20 runs before being caught.Two days later, in just her 2nd international game, she scored her maiden ODI century against England, making 103 not out off 148 balls, including 8 fours and 1 six. 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. She has since been a regular in the Australian women's cricket team, scoring another century against India on 14 March 2012 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai making 128 off 104 balls as Australia won by 221 runs. During the 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20, she was named in the Team of the Tournament after finishing the third highest run scorer and in the process becoming the first woman to hit five consecutive innings of over 30 in T20 Internationals during the series. In the final of the 2012 Women's World T20, she hit 25 off 24, setting up the Australian innings well as Australia successfully defeated England by 4 runs. In July, during the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, she scored a match-winning game of 152 from only 135 balls with 19 fours and a six. She became the fastest to score 11 ODI centuries and has taken only 59 innings to complete the task. In October 2018, she was named as the captain of Australia's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. She during her captaincy won Australia the ICC Women's T20 World Cup which was held in Australia. 

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Meg Lanning Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born into a Christian family in Singapore to a banker father Wayne and mother Sue. She has four siblings including a younger sister named Anna Lanning, who is also a cricketer. She had dated James Considine.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 32
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 34
Body Figure 32-26-34
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Singapore
Nationality Australian
Religion Christian
Address Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Listening to Music
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Test - England Women v Australia Women at Wormsley, Aug 11-14, 2013
ODI - Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 5, 2011
T20I - New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Nelson, Dec 30, 2010
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Baggy Green
Favorite Player Ricky Ponting
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Singer Katy Perry
Favorite Place Singapore
Favorite Food Fish Mackerel Dumplings

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Meg Lanning

  • She became the youngest ever captain of Australia (aged 21) mid-Ashes after an injury to Jodie Fields.
  • She holds the record for the fastest century by an Australian women player, racking up her ton in a mere 45 balls.
  • She became the first Australian, male or female, to score 2,000 runs first in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • She become the first female cricketer to score 10 centuries on Women's ODI history.

Meg Lanning Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

30 years, 3months, 6 days old age Meg Lanning will turn 31 on 25 March, 2023. Only 8 months, 23 days, 22 hours,58 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Meg Lanning has celebrated the total number of 30 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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