The Delhi Capitals franchise has announced Meg Lanning as their captain for the inaugural WPL. The team has expressed confidence in Lanning’s leadership abilities, which have been instrumental in her previous successes.
Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy will lead Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz respectively, making Lanning the third Australian player to lead a team in the WPL.
RECENTLY, LANNING LED AUSTRALIA TO THEIR 6TH WC TITLE
On Thursday, Meg Lanning arrived in Mumbai to participate in the WPL. Lanning has an impressive T20I record of 132 matches, 3405 runs, 2 centuries, and 15 half-centuries with an average of 36.61 and a strike rate of 116.37. She has also captained Australia in 100 T20I matches, which is a record for any female player in the format.
Jemimah Rodrigues, on the other hand, has been named the vice-captain for the Capitals. The team’s first match will take place on March 5th against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium.
After her announcement as captain, Lanning said:
“It’s a very proud moment for me to lead the Delhi Capitals. 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 involved in something like this, is amazing. It’s only going to grow in the coming years.”
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur. Smriti Mandhana will captain the Royal Challengers. These players will bring their leadership skills and experience to the tournament, which is set to kick off on March 4th. Mumbai will host all the matches.
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