Australia’s multiple World Cup-winning leader Meg Lanning was appointed captain as Delhi Capitals ahead of the Women’s Premier League.
Lanning recently led Australia to their third straight ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title. She also became the first cricketer to lead the side in 100 T20 internationals.
India batter Jemimah Rodrigues was named vice captain.
Lanning’s side beat hosts South Africa by 19 runs at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday to lift the trophy for a sixth time in eight editions. Australia won all their six matches in the tournament to hammer home their dominance of the format.
Lanning has been a part of seven World Cup-winning campaigns with Australia - two ODI and five T20 World Cups. The top-order batter has also led Australia to an ODI World Cup victory in 2022 and four T20 World Cup titles in 2014, 2018, 2020 and 2023.
Speaking on her new role, Lanning said, “I feel proud to be a part of the Delhi Capitals and it’s a huge honour for me to be named Captain. I am very much looking forward to bringing the team together and getting to know everyone. I can’t wait to get started.”
Vice captain Rodrigues, who has scored over 1,700 runs in T20Is, said, “We’ve been dreaming about this tournament for a very long time. The entire Indian team got emotional while watching the Auction as the competition was finally happening. I am really looking forward to being part of the Delhi Capitals.”