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Why is Meg Lanning ruled out of the 2023 Women’s Ashes?

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Cricket News: Why is Meg Lanning out of the 2023 Women’s Ashes? | Meg Lanning ruled out of Ashes 2023

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that the skipper of their women’s team, Meg Lanning, has been ruled out of the upcoming Women’s Ashes. According to the posts on their social media accounts, she has pulled out due to medical reasons.

In her absence, Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper-batter, is set to captain the side. Tahlia McGrath is the vice-captain.

Lanning ruled out of 2023 Ashes – Australia to miss their captain

Lanning is one of the most accomplished players and captains ever, not just in women’s cricket, but in all of cricket. In terms of captaincy, she is the most successful captain in cricket history, having won a mind-boggling five ICC trophies as captain. Australia Women have won four of the last five ICC Women’ T20 World Cups under the leadership of Meg Lanning.

Not many months ago, she had also led her side to an ICC ODI World Cup 2022 trophy. Also, the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 was just another accomplishment for the great leader.

In her last four innings in Test cricket, Lanning averages a whopping 53. Her presence will certainly be missed, not just as a captain, but as a batter as well. Earlier this year, she won the Orange Cap in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League in India. 

Lanning made a comeback to the national side only in January after taking an extended break from the sport for her mental health.

The only Test will commence on June 22 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Following that, there will be three T20Is and three ODIs. The Aussies would be looking to retain the Ashes, and it would be interesting to see how they manage without their star, Meg Lanning.

We wish her a speedy recovery.

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