Australia captain Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the women’s Ashes due to medical issues in a major blow for the team’s defence of the urn.
- Lanning returned to the Australian team in January after a four-month mental health break
- Alyssa Healy will step in as captain, with Tahlia McGrath as vice-captain
- The Ashes series begins on June 22 with a one-off Test before several short form matches
Lanning only returned to cricket in January following a four-month mental health break, but led Australia to the women’s Twenty20 World Cup triumph in March.
The 31-year-old played in the…