Australia captain Meg Lanning ruled out of women’s Ashes

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Australian Women’s captain Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the summer Ashes tour due to medical reasons.

A statement from Cricket Australia said Lanning, 31, who returned to cricket in January after a six-month mental health break, has been withdrawn from the squad “due to a medical issue that requires home management”. is required”.

Cricket Australia’s women’s cricket performance boss Sean Flegler said: “It’s an unfortunate blow for Meg and she is obviously disappointed that she has been ruled out of the Ashes; this is an important series for the team and she will be missed, but She understands that there is a need to focus on her health first.

“Meg will remain at home where she will continue to work with medical staff with the aim of returning to sport as soon as possible.

“We ask that Meg’s privacy is respected at this time.”

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alyssa Healy will captain the team in all the matches against the Ashes. England With all-rounder Tahlia McGrath as the vice-captain.

Lanning, who captained Australia to win the Twenty20 World Cup in March, will not be included in the squad as Australia A players tour England at the same time and will be available if required.

Multi-format Ashes series begins with one-off Test nottingham With three T20s and three ODIs from June 22.