Meg Lanning bats for multi-day matches at domestic level


Australia captain also excited at the prospect of playing both Tayla Vlaeminck and Darcie Brown in the same XI

Australia captain Meg Lanning has endorsed the view that if Test cricket is to grow as a viable format in the women’s game, then multi-day matches need to be played at domestic level as her team prepares for a home season that will include games against India and England.
Lanning also sees merit in extending Tests to five days, something England captain Heather Knight spoke about after the recent match against India which ended in a draw, but has committed to her Australian team playing aggressively this season to try and ensure results.

“It makes sense if we are going to be playing more Tests internationally to have some sort of domestic structure in place,” Lanning said on the day that international tickets went on public sale. “I’m not sure exactly how you’d do that but it’s hard to get better at something if you aren’t practicing at the level below. To give us the best chance and play the way we want to, we need to be practicing.

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