Mithali Dorai Raj (born December 3, 1982) is a former Indian cricketer who captained the Indian women’s national team in Test and ODI matches.
She bats in the upper-middle order for the right side and bowls right-arm leg breaks on occasion. Raj is the all-time leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the best female cricketers of all time.
In international cricket, she has a slew of records. She is the only woman to score 7,000 runs in Women’s One Day International matches.
She is the only player in ODI history to score seven straight 50s. Raj also has the most half-centuries in World One-Day Internationals.
She became the first Indian player (male or female) to register 2000 runs in T20Is and the first woman cricketer to reach 2000 WT20I runs in June 2018 at the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup.
Raj became the leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket on July 3, 2021, in the third WODI match against England. With 10,273 runs, she broke Charlotte Edwards’ previous record.
Raj retired from international cricket in all formats on June 8, 2022.
Mithali Raj Career Stats & Records
Mithali Raj has managed to break and set some new records in her career as a cricketer who captained the Indian women’s national team in Test and ODI matches. We will bring you an overview below.
- Mithali is known as the “Lady Tendulkar of Indian Women’s Cricket” since she is India’s all-time leading run-scorer across all competitions, including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.
- Raj achieved her seventh successive half-century during the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, setting a new record for the most consecutive fifties by a player.
- Mithali Raj is the first Indian woman cricketer to reach 1,000 runs in the World Cup. She is also the fifth woman cricketer overall.
- She holds the record for most Women’s One Day Internationals played for a squad in a row (109).