Mithali had started the tour in eighth position but her series aggregate of 206 runs - the best by a batter on either side -- has helped her reclaim the top position, which she last occupied in February 2018.
India avoided a series clean sweep, defeating England by four wickets in the rain-curtailed third and final Women's One-day International, here on Saturday. It was India's first win on the tour. They drew the one-off Test before losing the first two ODIs.
Skipper Mithali Raj's second successive fifty went in vain as Sophie Dunkley produced a fighting half-century after Kate Cross' five-wicket haul to help England Women register a five-wicket win over India Women and grab an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday.
In her ODI debut 22 years ago, Mithali racked up an unbeaten 114 and shared a 258-run first-wicket partnership with fellow opener Reshma Gandhi, who too cracked a century -- 104 not out. India won that match by 10 wickets.
Lucknow: Veteran batter Mithali Raj on Friday became the first Indian woman cricketer and second internationally to complete 10,000 runs across all formats. The 38-year-old Mithali, who leads the Indian ODI team, joins England’s Charlotte Edwards in the elite club. Mithali achieved the feat with a boundary off Anne Bosch in the 28th over of […]
New Delhi: India’s white ball captains Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj along with their ‘double deputy’ Smriti Mandhana have been named captains of Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity squads respectively for the upcoming women’s T20 Challenge scheduled from November 4 to 9 in the UAE. All the three senior players led the teams during last edition […]
Dubai: Star Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana has dropped down by a spot and is ranked at the fourth position in the latest ICC ODI rankings. Former captain Mithali Raj has, however, maintained her 10th position in the list led by Australia skipper Meg Lanning. Lanning has recaptured the top position for batters after playing a […]
New Delhi: India ODI skipper Mithali Raj wants to add that elusive World Cup trophy to her cabinet before calling time on her illustrious career. Raj helped India reach final of the tournament on two occasions — 2005 and 2017 — but the ‘Women in Blue’ suffered heartbreaks against Australia and England respectively. Mithali Raj […]
New Delhi: As the Indian eves gear up to face Australia in the Women’s T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday — which coincides with the International Women’s Day, ace cricketer Mithali Raj has wished luck to Harmanpreet Kaur and girls, urging them to bring “the trophy home.” Mithali, who […]
New Delhi: Indian women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj, ace sprinter Dutee Chand and boxing great Mary Kom are among those who have taken the #PlankForIndia challenge to support India’s emerging sports stars. The three athletes posted videos on their Instagram pages of them doing the plank, a core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position […]
New Delhi: Veteran cricketer Mithali Raj was on Thursday demoted to Grade B from A in the BCCI central contracts while Radha Yadav and Taniya Bhatia were elevated to the middle bracket. Mithali not being kept in the Rs 50 lakh category was expected as the 37-year-old retired from T20s in September last year. However, […]
Antigua: A brilliant half-century by Punam Raut, followed by a disciplined performance from the bowlers, helped India women register a commanding 53-run victory in the second ODI of the five-match series against the West Indies. The Indian eves, who had lost the nail-biting first ODI by just one run, defended the 192-run target with quite […]
New Delhi: Sent to the West Indies for a three-ODI and five-T20I series without daily allowance, the Indian women’s cricket team was put in a fix before the new office bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) swung into action and got the DA transferred to the accounts of Mithali Raj […]
Vadodara: India’s women cricket team beat South Africa by five wickets to win the second ODI here on Friday to seal a series win. India restricted South Africa to 247/6 and chased the target down in 48 overs, to lead the three-match series 2-0. Captain Mithali Raj and Punam Raut’s 119-run stand for the third […]
Vadodara: The India women’s team rode on a clinical effort both with the bat and ball as they outclassed South Africa by eight wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series here on Wednesday. While Jhulan Goswami (3/33), Shikha Pandey (2/38), Ekta Bisht (2/28) and Poonam Yadav (2/33) starred with the ball, openers Priya […]
Vadodara: Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj has become the first woman cricketer to have an international career lasting more than 20 years. She achieved the feat as she stepped on the field during the first ODI of the three-match series between India and South Africa at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara on Wednesday. She scored […]
New Delhi: Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the Indian ODI and T20I teams respectively against South Africa as per a release issued by BCCI. The South Africa women’s team will play India in a five-match T20I series in Surat followed by a three-match ODI series in Vadodara. 15-year-old Shafali Verma has been roped […]
New Delhi: Former India limited overs skipper Mithali Raj on Tuesday called time on her illustrious T20 International career to focus on one-day cricket, keeping 2021 50-over World Cup in mind. The 36-year-old senior opener has captained the country in 32 T20Is, including the three women’s WT20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) […]
New Delhi: India women’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday said India are favourites to lift the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as they have so many match winners along with MS Dhoni’s wealth of experience. “Indian team has lot of match winners now. Of course, captain (Virat Kohli) leads them from the front […]
Jaipur: Terming it a ‘step ahead’, Mithali Raj feels the Women’s T20 Challenge will provide a platform to young cricketers to rub shoulders with the best in the business. Indian woman cricket team stars Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will captain the three sides — Velocity, Supernovas and Trailblazers, respectively — in the […]
Bhubaneswar: It certainly was a proud moment for Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan from Odisha and all Odias when the Board of Council for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the teams for upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played in Jaipur. Dibya, the Odisha all-rounder is the lone girl from the State named in one of the […]
Hamilton: India captain Mithali Raj on Friday became the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs, adding another achievement to her illustrious career. The 36-year-old is also the highest run-getter in ODIs with 6622 runs at an average of 51.33, including seven hundreds. Mithali could not make a big impact in her 200th game, scoring […]
New Delhi: A dejected former Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj on Thursday termed it as the darkest days of her life after allegations were heaped on her following a fallout with coach Ramesh Powar. Powar on Wednesday alleged that Mithali threatened retirement over the batting position in the middle of an international tournament and also threw […]
New Delhi: Committee of Administrators (CoA) member and former India captain Diana Edulji on Monday defended the exclusion of Mithali Raj from the women’s World T20 semifinal, saying the team management’s decision cannot be questioned. Mithali’s omission from the playing eleven against England triggered a controversy and it intensified after India were handed an eight-wicket […]
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said he was not surprised by India women’s cricket team’s decision to drop senior pro Mithali Raj for their World T20 World Cup semifinal loss to England. Despite scoring back to back half centuries, the ODI captain was rested for the final league stage game against Australia […]