Mithali 200 ODIs player and highest run-scorer.
Mithali Dorai Raj captain of Indian women’s cricket team of Tests and ODI. She was born on 3rd December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Her father Dorai Raj was a Airman in the Indian Air Force. She is the 1st Indian female cricketer who scored over 1000 runs in World cup and she is on the 5th position in the world. She started playing at 10 and at 17 picked for Indian team. Her schooling is from Keyes High School for Girls and then she attended Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women. Initially she use to play her brother and other boys as there was no female team.
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Her growth as a cricketer
|Her debut in One Day International is in 1999 and score was unbeaten 114 runs.|
|She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer who surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs.|
|She is the 1st player to score seven consecutive half centuries in ODIs.|
|She holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs.|
|June 2018, she became 1st woman cricketer to reach 2000 runs in WT20.|
|She is the only cricketer who was a captain in two ICC ODI World Cup final one in 2005 and other in 2017.|
|At 19, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual Test score of 209 and made new score 214.|
|In the 2013 Women’s World Cup, she was on No.1 in the ODI cricketer chart among women. Her score is 100s: 1 and 50s: 4 in Test cricket, 100s: 5 and 50s: 50 with best bowling of 3/4 in ODIs and 50s: 10 in T20s.|
|In February 2017, she became the 2nd player to score 5,500 runs in WODIs.|
|In July 2017, she became the 1st player to score 6,000 runs in WODIs|
|In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year.|
|In October 2018, she was named in India’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20.|
|She was given nickname as “Tendulkar of Indian women’s cricket”, as she is currently the all-time leading run-scorer.|
|The 2017- Women’s Cricket World Cup, Raj scored her 7th consecutive half-century and made a record for most consecutive fifties by a player.|
|Hold record for playing the most consecutive Women’s One Day Internationals for a team (109).|
|Raj was appointed as a batting consultant for India women’s national cricket team, and had played as a player-coach.|
Awards received by her
|2017||Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award|
|2017||Vogue Sportsperson of the Year|
|2017||BBC 100Women list 2017|