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Mithali Raj Biography & Latest News

Mithali Raj Biography

Mithali Raj is the current captain of the Indian Women's cricket team and also has one of the best player profiles among other women cricketers. she is a Test and One Day International cricketer who represents India women's cricket team. She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored 114 runs without getting out in that match. She made her Test match debut in the 2001-02 season against England at Lucknow. On 17 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton's record of World’s highest individual Test score of 209 by scoring a new high of 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton. Mithali Raj has since grown into one of the legends of the game in women’s cricket and is currently the No 1 ODI batswoman in the world. She led the Indian Women's cricket team to their first World Cup final in 2005, in South Africa, where they met Australia who proved just too strong. In August 2006, she led the side to their first ever Test and series victory in England and wrapped up the year winning the Asia Cup - the second time in 12 months - without dropping a single game. She is a recipient of the Arjuna award for the year 2003. She once held the record for the highest individual score by an Indian Woman Cricketer in a World Cup match (91 notout of 104 deliveries which included 9 fours) against NewZealand in Women's World Cup 2005. At the 2013 Women's World Cup, Mithali started as the no.1 cricketer in the ODI chart among womens.

Mithali Raj Latest News & Articles

5 reasons why Women's Cricket is still unpopular in India

A distinct lack of support is prevalent right from the very top to the grassroots level as far as women's cricket is concerned in India.

BCCI to invite former Indian women's team captains to 500th Test

The first Test between India and New Zealand starts on September 22.

Technique and rigour: The building blocks for success in cricket

Technique, coupled with practice are vital tenets for success on the playing field.

BCCI planning to allow women cricketers to play overseas leagues

The ladies can now participate in the Women's Big Bash League.

Mamatha Maben: The Adam Hollioake of Indian women’s cricket

The former all-rounder led India to two series wins at home and won the 2004 Women's Asia Cup as skipper.

Why it is time to start a women's IPL

The franchise-based T20 cricket has to be the next step as this is the most lucrative format that drives the game now.

ICC Women's World T20 2016: India narrowly miss out semi-final berth after losing by four runs

So near yet so far.

ICC Women's World T20 2016: India take on West Indies in a virtual quarter-final today

It's now or never for the Indian eves.

ICC Women's World T20 2016: Indian Women lose close encounter to England Women, semi-final hopes diminish

Another poor performance from Indian Women gave them their second consecutive loss

ICC World T20 2016: Pakistani women beat Indian women by 2 runs by D/L method

Indian women made a superb comeback in the match but it wasn't enough to ensure a victory over their arch-rivals.

Why the India-Pakistan clash at Delhi is equally important, India vs Pakistan Women's cricket Live Streaming info and more

India will look to register their second win of the tournament at Ferozeshah Kotla today.

Wary of the Afridi fiasco, Pakistan Women's Captain hails support back home

Sana Mir laments at the lack of opportunity to play in Pakistan

ICC World T20 2016: Indian women favourites against Pakistan

India will look to ensuring that they take a big step in progressing to the knockouts while their neighbours will look to pull things back.

ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Indian women's team defeat Bangladesh in opener

India's Harmanpreet Kaur was adjudged the player of the match.

ICC World T20 2016: All-round performance gives Indian Women a 72-run win over Bangladesh

India scored 163, their highest total in T20Is
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