The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to welcome a new captain for the 2023 season, with Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning skipper Meg Lanning being named as the DC Women’s team captain.
The announcement was made by the WPL on Tuesday, with Lanning set to take the reins of the DC Women’s team for the upcoming season. The 28-year-old is no stranger to the WPL, having previously captained the Melbourne Stars in the 2018-19 season.
Lanning is one of the most decorated players in the women’s game, having won the T20 World Cup with Australia in 2018 and the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) with the Melbourne Stars in 2019. She has also been named the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year on three occasions, in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Speaking about her appointment, Lanning said: “I’m really excited to be joining the DC Women’s team for the 2023 season. I’m looking forward to leading the team and helping them to achieve success in the WPL.
“I’m also looking forward to working with the other players and coaches in the team, and I’m sure we can make a real impact in the WPL this season.”
The DC Women’s team is one of the most successful teams in the WPL, having won the title in 2017 and 2018. They have also been runners-up in the past two seasons, and will be looking to reclaim the title in 2023 with Lanning at the helm.
The team is also set to benefit from the experience of Lanning, who has played in the WPL since its inception in 2014. She has also played in the WBBL since its inception in 2015, and has been a part of the Australian Women’s team since 2009.
The DC Women’s team will be hoping that Lanning’s experience and leadership can help them reclaim the WPL title in 2023. With her at the helm, they will be looking to make a real impact in the WPL this season.
Lanning is set to join the DC Women’s team for the 2023 season, and will be looking to make a real impact in the WPL. With her experience and leadership, the team will be hoping to reclaim the title in 2023.