Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning in action.
Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning in action. Manish Swarup

Lanning keen to continue run of big scores

CRICKET: Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning says she is in career-best form as she gets set to lead the Australian women's team into a one-day international series against South Africa starting later this month.

The two sides will face off in five games beginning at Canberra's Manuka Oval on November 18, with Lanning part of an unchanged squad of 13 from the one that thrashed Sri Lanka.

Lanning will go into the series fresh off breaking her own Australian women's domestic cricket batting record when she smashed 190 against Tasmania late last month and said she was delighted with the way she was playing.

"I was disappointed after Sri Lanka to not make any big scores,” she said.

"So I was keen to really go on with it and make a big score if I got the chance in the domestic season.

"I'm happy with where my game is at at the moment and hopefully that translates into big scores against South Africa.”

Australia has taken an unassailable lead in the inaugural ICC Women's Championship with one round left to play and will be presented with the trophy after the third ODI on November 23 in Sydney.


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