One of the greatest players of the Women’s cricket, Mithali Raj has announced retirement from T20I cricket, but she can continue to play in ODI. Also, she is captain in ODI cricket and wants to win the world cup for India. Mithali Raj also led the team in 32 T20 matches, including the world cups in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
She played 89 T20I matches for India and scored 2364 at an average of 37.52. Mithali raj was part of team India first T20I match in 2006 and led the team in this match.
“Former India T20I captain, Ms Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20 Internationals. Mithali led India in 32 T20Is including the three Women’s WT20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India).
“She was also the captain in India Women’s first-ever T20I played in Derby back in 2006. Since that win against England Women, Mithali played another 88 games in which she scored 2364 runs, the most by an Indian woman in T20Is. Mithali is also the first Indian to reach the landmark of 2000 T20I runs,” read an official press release by the BCCI.
“After representing India in T20 internationals since 2006, I wish to retire from T20Is to focus my energies on readying myself for the 2021 One Day World Cup. It remains my dream to win a World Cup for my country, and I want to give it my best. I thank the BCCI for their continuous support and wish the Indian T20 team good luck as they prepare for the home series against South Africa Women,” said Mithali Raj, in an official press release by the BCCI.
Harmanpreet Kaur is leading the Women’s cricket team from last year. India will play the T20 World cup next year.