9. Meghann Lanning, Australia:
An opening batsman, she is captain and a current member of the Australian women”s cricket team and the Victorian Spirit. She is the older sister of Anna Lanning. Lanning made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand in the Rose Bowl tournament, scoring 10 runs as Australia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets.
She then made her One-Day International debut on 5 January 2011 against England at the WACA Ground, and opened the batting, making 20 runs before being caught. At 18 years and 288 days, she became the country”s youngest ever centurion – male or female, comfortably beating Ricky Ponting”s previous record of 21 years and 21 days. She has since been a regular in the Australian women”s cricket team, scoring another century against India.
During the 2012 ICC Women”s World Twenty20, she was named in the Team of the Tournament after finishing the third highest run scorer and in the process becoming the first woman to hit five consecutive innings of over 30 in T20 Internationals during the series.