Vishal Mehra ∙ Jan 10 2023, 1:45 PM

Excited to see what the second coming of Meg Lanning is going to be: Jess Jonassen 

image-lcpwrmyzMeg Lanning made a return to cricket with Victoria Women last week

On Tuesday, Cricket Australia announced Austrlia's 15-member squad for the upcoming Women's T20 World Cup 2023, captained by Meg Lanning

Lanning, who is making her return to international cricket after a six-month break, played her first List-A match for Victoria after interval last weekend. 

Teammate Jess Jonassen has expressed excitement over Lanning's return to the national side. 

According to PerthNow, the all-rounder stated a sense of joy erupted within the Australian side when CA shared a video announcing Lanning's comeback. 

"I am absolutely pumped. When we were told a few weeks ago that Meg was coming back I must admit I got a little bit teary. She did a little video message, and true to Meg she was a bit awkward not knowing the best way to do it, but I couldn't have been happier for that news.

She genuinely looked happy. That was for me the biggest thing, seeing the difference in her as a human instead of knowing she was coming back to playing cricket. I am really excited to see what the second coming of Meg is going to be like (based on) how successful the first stint for her was pre having that break."

​She further revealed that Lanning worked in a local cafe during her time away from cricket. 

The highly-successful Lanning will lead Australia against touring Pakistan in a three-match T20I and ODI series starting January 16, before departing for South Africa to defend their T20 WC title.

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