Surrey Stars: Meg Lanning to miss Super League with shoulder injury

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning captained Australia to victory in the Women's Ashes in 2015
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Australia captain Meg Lanning has withdrawn from the inaugural Super League with a right shoulder injury.

Lanning, 24, had been set to appear for the Surrey Stars but will remain in Australia for rehabilitation.

"The tournament concept and growth of women's cricket across the globe is fantastic and I would have loved to have taken part," the batter said.external-link

Six teams will play 15 Twenty20 matches in a round-robin tournament when the Super League begins on 30 July.

The news comes a day after it was confirmed that England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor, who is taking an indefinite break from the game because of anxiety issues, would not be playing for Lancashire Thunder in this year's event.