WPL: Australian skipper Meg Lanning to lead Delhi Capitals

Australia captain Meg Lanning will captain the Delhi Capitals in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), which begins on March 4 in Mumbai. Lanning has won a record four T20 World Cups as Australia’s captain, including the most recent one last month in South Africa, where Australia defeated the hosts in the final.

Lanning, 30, arrived in Mumbai for the WPL on Thursday. She has appeared in 132 T20Is, scoring 3405 runs with two centuries and 15 half-centuries at a strike rate of 116.37 and an average of 36.61. She has captained Australia in 100 T20Is, the most by any female player in the format.

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Lanning said of her appointment: “It’s a very proud moment for me, firstly to be involved with Delhi Capitals and then to lead them. It’s about enjoying yourself, getting the best out of yourself.
“WPL is a massive moment for the sport, it’s the logical next step and makes a lot of sense. Cricket in India is people’s lives and the fact that WPL is up and running, and to be involv