Australia captain Meg Lanning has introduced her retirement from worldwide
The 31-year-old made her worldwide debut in December 2010 and at 18 years outdated grew to become the youngest Australian to attain a century after smashing an unbeaten 104 in opposition to England in her third match.
Lanning grew to become captain of the crew at 21 and is among the most adorned captains having overseen her facet win 5 World Cup crowns and a Commonwealth Video games gold medal.
The three-time Belinda Clark medallist retires having received seven World Cups in complete, amassing 8,352 runs from 241 worldwide video games.
Lanning mentioned: “The choice to step away from worldwide cricket was a troublesome one to make, however I really feel now could be the suitable time for me.
“I have been extremely lucky to take pleasure in a 13-year worldwide profession, however I do know now could be the suitable time for me to maneuver on to one thing new.
“Workforce success is why you play the sport, I am pleased with what I’ve been in a position to obtain and can cherish the moments shared with team-mates alongside the best way.
“I would prefer to thank my household, my team-mates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation for his or her assist to permit me to play the sport I really like on the highest stage.
“I additionally need to say an enormous thanks to all of the followers who’ve supported me all through my worldwide profession.”
Lanning will proceed to play home cricket and is at present representing Melbourne Stars within the Ladies’s Massive Bash League.