The cricket world eagerly awaits the possible international return of Australian captain, Meg Lanning, as she enjoys a stellar run in domestic cricket for Victoria. After a period of uncertainty surrounding her health, Lanning is now back in top form and is turning heads in the lead-up to the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Meg Lanning had taken a hiatus from the international arena due to medical issues, which saw her miss multiple important series. Her return to professional cricket began with a stint for Victoria in the domestic One-Day competition, and her recent performances have sparked speculation about her potential return to the national team.
The Australian skipper is currently focusing on the WBBL and will represent the Melbourne
Stars in the upcoming season. The Stars will face the Sydney Sixers in a highly anticipated
clash on November 21, 2023, where Lanning is set to lead her side into battle.
Meg Lanning currently focuses on the present, yet hints at a bright future
Meg Lanning recently spoke to reporters for the first time since her return to professional cricket. Her comments shed light on her current mindset, her aspirations, and the excitement she holds for the upcoming WBBL.
Speaking about her future in the international arena, she humbly stated, “I haven’t really got that far, to be honest.” Her primary focus remains on the immediate future, which revolves around her commitment to the Melbourne Stars and their WBBL campaign.
“I’m just worrying about this next couple of weeks with the Stars,” Lanning emphasized. However, her competitive spirit and love for the game are unmistakable, as she added, “I still feel like I’ve got a little bit to give.”
Lanning’s approach to her return is to take things one step at a time, expressing uncertainty about what lies ahead.
“I’m looking forward to Thursday night against the Sixers and (I’ll) just go with the flow and try and make sure I keep enjoying it and having fun doing as well as I can, and we’ll see where we go from there.”
Meg Lanning spoke of her preparations and the state of her game. “I didn’t bat for a fairly long time,” she admitted, emphasizing her focus on self-improvement. “I love batting, I’m very competitive, and I want to help the team win, so it was nice to spend some time out in the middle with Victoria.”
With her return to the sport, Lanning’s intent to contribute to her team’s success in the WBBL is palpable.
“It’s a totally different competition now, the WBBL, but I feel confident heading in and looking forward to getting out there and playing.”