World’s number one batter Meg Lanning has declined to extend her contract with the Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Meg Lanning was already ruled out as she underwent a shoulder injury. She will not take part in any cricketing action. Meg Lanning is ranked World’s Number batter in the current rankings
Meg Lanning is the highest run getter in the Women’s Big Bash League. Lanning opens the batting for her side. According to the recent Memorandum of Understanding allows players to sign multiple years’ contract with the franchise. But Lanning will not extend her contract with Melbourne Stars franchise. This decision of hers would draw attention from other franchise’s to sign the number one batter.
Melbourne Stars chief executive Clint Cooper said, “Whilst Meg’s decision to the leave the club is very disappointing, we remain absolutely confident that the team we’ve formed is united and committed to the club’s long term future success, We thank Meg for her contribution to the club over the past two seasons and wish her and her family well for the future”.
Meg Lanning made her international ODI debut against England in January 2015. She scored her first ODI hundred in her second ODI in the same series. She also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Women’s T20 international. She scored 126 in 65 balls. She also holds the record for most number of centuries in women’s One Day Internationals. She broke the record by scoring her 10th One Day International century against New Zealand in March 2017.
Melbourne Stars have not signed any players till now and will be looking forward to signing an appropriate replacement for Meg Lanning’s.