Mithali Raj is a professional Indian cricketer, born on 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, and become the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team in Test matches ODIs.
Mithali is believed one of the best women cricketers to praise the game of cricket. She has the most elevated total runs of anyone in women’s international cricket and is the only cricketer to reach the 6,000 run point in Women’s One Day Internationals. To top it all off, Raj is just not a batswoman but also a good bowler, her specialty is Right-arm leg breaks.
Mithali started playing cricket at a very young age of 10, during her school days she and her elder brother were coached cricket. She started by playing domestic cricket for Railways and later appeared as a star.
On 26 June 1999 against Ireland, She made her ODI debut and scored a cracking 114 runs.
She made her Test debut against the likes of England at Lucknow, India on 14 January 2002. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be a dream debut, and she was run-out for a duck.
She made her T20 debut on 5 August 2006 against England, scoring 28 off 37 balls. India won the match by eight wickets.
Rise to Glory
It was no suspicion that Mithali had great skill and was one of the most profitable players in India but she carried her game to the next level to become the world’s finest cricketer.
She broke Karen Rolton’s record for the highest respective score in Test cricket ever to be scored. She hit a border of 209 runs, scoring 214 against England in their final match at County Ground.
Raj guided India to the 2005 World Cup final but beat Australia. She was a big reason why India won the Test series against England. The Indian team ended the year on a high note by winning the Asia Cup.
Mithali talent and sheer skill for the game were donated to the Indian team greatly. In 2003, she was honored by the Arjuna award.
The Indian captain also completes the batting scoreboard according to ratings. She can score fast runs and stay calm and managed in urgent situations.
She sorrowed from typhoid during the CricInfo Women’s World Cup in 2002, which largely stagnated India’s headway.
Mithali had the record for the highest individual score by any Indian women cricketer in a world cup match, scoring 91 off 114 balls. Later, the record was broken by her teammate Harmanpreet Kaur.
She is the all-time leading run-scorer in all forms of cricket for India. She also has a record of achieving seven successive half-centuries.
The Indian captain also maintains the record for most successive WODIs played for a team.