Meg Lanning, the World Cup-winning captain of Australia, will serve as the captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Women's Premier League (WPLdebut )'s season, the team said on Thursday. Jemimah Rodrigues, an Indian star batter, will serve as Lanning's assistant. The 30-year-old Lanning recently led Australia to a record sixth T20 Women's World Cup championship, defeating the tournament's hosts South Africa in the final. Lanning is the third Australian cricketer to be chosen captain by WPL clubs, following Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy, who will lead the Gujarat Giants and the UP Warriorz, respectively. Lanning stated after being selected the Delhi Capitals captain at a function in Mumbai, "It is a really gratifying time for me. Being selected captain and having my first involvement with a team like the Delhi Capitals is an enormous honour, and I am eagerly anticipating it. Lanning has 3405 runs in 132 T20Is for Australia. "It's crucial to have the team working well together and getting to know one another. It is about having fun and making the most of oneself "Added she. Prior to the commencement of the competition on Saturday, Lanning landed in the city on Thursday morning. The Delhi Capitals' coach and players arrived in Mumbai, the first WPL's host city, just a few days before to the competition, and the team held its first practise session on Monday. They compete in their opening game on Sunday. compete at the Brabourne Stadium against the Smriti Madhana-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Jemimah had a significant impact on India's campaign, which came to an end in a semifinal loss to Australia. The 22-year-old Indian hitter described her duties as vice-captain of the Delhi team as follows: "I'm going to utilise it to the fullest. One of the best leaders we have ever seen is Meg." Shafali Verma, the starting centre for India, is also on the Caps' roster. Jonathan Batty, a two-time winner of The Hundred's championship, will serve as the team's head coach. Lisa Keightley, a former England head coach, and Hemlata Kala, a former Indian player and selector, will serve as the team's assistant coaches. The fielding coach for the India women's squad has been selected as Biju George.