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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Australian great Meg Lanning for a wonderful international career during which she led her team to victory in multiple ICC tournaments.
The 31-year-old, who captained in 182 international matches across formats and led her team to four ICC Women’s T20 World Cup titles, an ODI World Cup title and a Commonwealth Games gold medal, announced her retirement from international cricket on Thursday.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice congratulated Lanning for an exceptional career and wished her all success in the years to come.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice: ““Meg has been one of the most remarkable players of all time and her record as captain has been extraordinary, especially in ICC tournaments.
“She has had an exceptional career both as a batter and captain, and I am sure she has been an inspiration to many upcoming players around the world.
“Meg will be missed in international cricket. On behalf of the ICC, I wish her all the best for the future and hope she continues to contribute to the game in the coming years.”
Lanning, who made her international debut in a T20I against New Zealand at Nelson in 2010, scored 345 runs in six Tests, 4,602 runs in 103 ODIs and 3,405 runs in 132 T20Is.
She became the youngest Australian to record a century, aged 18, scoring 104 not out against England in 2011. She also became Australia’s youngest captain at the age of 21, when she led for the first time in 2014.