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Tag: Mithali Raj

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Ganguly not surprised by Mithali's exclusion

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 […]

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Mithali Raj's manager hits out at 'manipulative' Harmanpreet

New Delhi: India’s decision to bench an in-form Mithali Raj in the crucial ICC World T20 semi-final against England, which the Women in Blue lost by 8 wickets, refused to take backseat, with Mithali’s manager lashing out at skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. The former captain’s manager Annisha Gupta called Harmanpreet a “manipulative, lying, immature, undeserving captain” […]

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India captain Mithali Raj sets sight on World T20

Cape Town: Fresh after registering a historic double series win on the South African tour, India One-Day International (ODI) captain Mithali Raj said the team can be a surprise element in the World T20 in November. The Indian women’s team scripted history on Saturday when they beat South Africa women by 54 runs in the […]

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Twinkle, Mithali Raj to be part of 'We The Women'

Mumbai: Author-producer Twinkle Khanna, along with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj and Union Minister Smriti Irani will be a part of We The Women, a fest, later this week. To be held on Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to both men and women. It will have an eclectic mix […]

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Kohli, Mithali top ICC ODI batters' list

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and his female counterpart Mithali Raj on Monday rose to the No.1 spot in their respective ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings for batters. Kohli, who struck two centuries during India’s 2-1 victory in the three-match ODI rubber against New Zealand, has moved back to the top position within 10 days of […]

Book on Kalam's inspirational words released

New Delhi: An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online on Sunday by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President. Titled “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams”, the book includes a collection of 200-plus handcrafted and handwritten postcards from […]

Mithali Raj to pen autobiography

New Delhi: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj will come out with her autobiography next year which will provide a candid and revealing look into her personal and sporting life. Penguin Random House India today announced that it has acquired the rights to publish the memoir. Raj says she’s excited to share her story […]

India remain 4th in women's cricket team rankings

Dubai: India remained fourth, while England dethroned Australia from the top position in the women’s cricket team rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. India, who reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup, have gained three points to reach 116 points and […]

Mithali Raj's story to be told through biopic

Mumbai: The life story of Mithali Raj, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, will now be told through a Bollywood biopic, Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced on Tuesday. She hopes it inspires young girls to explore sports as a career. The rights for the biopic of the cricket star have been acquired by the studio […]

Mithali, Rajeshwari help India set WWC semis date with Australia

Derby: Riding on skipper Mithali Raj (109) and left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5/15) efforts, the Indian women’s team on Saturday steamrolled New Zealand by 186 runs and set their date with Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Thursday. Chasing a healthy 266, New Zealand crumbled under pressure and […]

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Indian women's squad for Cricket World Cup announced

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the squad for the 11th ICC Women’s World Cup, to be held between June 24 and July 23. Veteran batswoman Mithali Raj will captain the side that will compete in the eight-team competition Britain. India have never won the trophy. They finished […]

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Mithali, Jhulan star in India's 7-wkt win over Proteas women

Potchefstroom: Skipper Mithali Raj’s quick-fire half century and pacer Jhulan Goswami’s three wickets helped India beat South Africa by seven wickets in a low-scoring match of the women’s Quadrangular Series here on Tuesday. Chasing 120, Mithali top scored a 66-ball unbeaten 51 and Mona Meshram contributed with a patient 93-ball 38 to overhaul the target […]

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