Cricket NewsMeg Lanning, the captain of Australia, feels rested following her break

    Meg Lanning, the captain of Australia, feels rested following her break


    Meg Lanning, the women’s captain of Australia, claimed that her hiatus allowed her to feel normal during her time away from the sport after leading Australia to a Commonwealth gold medal victory last year.

    She said, “initially I wasn’t too sure how it was going to pan out. I just wanted to switch off from cricket, get away a little bit, and give myself a bit of time to think and work out where I just wanted to be. Became pretty clear that I still wanted to play cricket and loved the game, just needed some time to able to feel normal, and have a bit less structure around what I was doing. Having done that, I feel really refreshed and ready to go.” After a five-month break from international cricket, Lanning said she would like to continue playing as much as she can.

    The 30-year-old Aussie skipper added, “I feel I’ve got a lot left in the game, both from an individual point of view and with the team. I am not sure what the future holds but would certainly love to keep playing as long as I can.” She traveled during her break and worked in a cafe pouring coffee and doing dishes, which let her see things from a different angle.

    She said, “Gave me a bit of a different perspective on things. Just going in and not knowing what the day will look like- could be busy, could be quiet- and having different conversations with the customers, actually found that really cool. Having that little bit of freedom, a little less structure, going with the flow a little more, not getting too worried about things. Working at the cafe allowed me to do that and had a lot of fun.” A three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between Australia and Pakistan will begin on Monday, January 16, in Brisbane, with Lanning serving as the team’s captain.


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