Feb 27, 2023Better than Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni: Meg Lanning - the greatest cricket captain in the worldAnshul Gupta
Meg Lanning - the greatest ever?
No current captain (male or female) is even close to Meg Lanning's record, leave alone replicating it. As Beth Mooney said, Lanning will go down in the history as one of the greatest leaders in sport as Australia has won 5 ICC titles and a CWG gold medal under her.
A hat-trick of titles, latest addition to Lanning's Australia's cabinet
A hat-trick of titles and a record-extending 6th title, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup trophy is the latest addition to Lanning's Australia's cabinet. Australia beat South Africa by 19 runs in the final.
Lanning ahead of Ricky Ponting and MS Dhoni
This was Lanning's 4th T20 World Cup title (2014, 2018, 2020, 2023) and 5th ICC trophy overall as she left Ricky Ponting and MS Dhoni behind.
Ricky Ponting - 4
Ricky Ponting is the best Australian male captain they have ever had. Ponting led Australia to two world Cups (2003 and 2007) and two Champions Trophy (2006, 2009) titles.
MS Dhoni - 3
The only captain in the world to win each of the three ICC trophies - World Cup (2011), T20 World Cup (2007) and Champions Trophy (2013) has led India to three titles during his tenure as captain.
2014 - Lanning's first ICC title as captain
Meg Lanning played a starring role in the final (44 off 30) as Australia beat England to win their third T20 world Cup. This was Lanning's first ICC title as captain.
2018 Women's T20 World Cup
Four years later, the same two teams were in the final and it was Australia again on the podium, lifting their 4th T20 World Cup title.
2020 Women's T20 World Cup
In a one-sided contest Australia beat India in the final to win their 5th T20 world Cup title in front of a packed MCG on the International Women's Day.
Lanning won her 4th title in New Zealand in 2022
Meg Lanning won her fourth title in New Zealand last year, which was surprisingly the first ODI World Cup that Australia won under her leadership after beating England in the final.
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