Indian captain Mithali Raj is within touching distance of Charlotte Edwards’ record for the most runs in women’s ODI cricket.
Mitali Raj on Cusp of becoming Leading Run Scorer
Indian Women Cricket Team Mitali Raj is on course to surpass the former England captain’s record in fewer matches and with the third-highest average of all time in ODI cricket.
Charlotte Edwards’ scored 5,992 runs during her illustrious career and Indian Women Cricket Team Captain Mitalli Raj currently has scored 5,959. Mitali Raj just needs 34 to stand alone atop the game.
The biggest achievement of Mitali Rajs’s career is her consistency. In 1999, she burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old with a hundred on debut against Ireland at Milton Keynes, an innings that still makes her the youngest ever ODI centurion.
Not only this even after the three years later when she was still 19. Mitali Raj made the headlines again where she has scored 214 against England at Taunton in a Test match. That innings was the highest ever individual Test score at the time, a record surpassed only by Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch in 2004.
This megastar Indian Cricketers is often dubbed as “Sachin Tendulkar of Indian Women Cricket”. she recently became the first woman to score seven consecutive fifties in ODI cricket.
This also reflects in Mithali Raj’s average which currently stands at 51.81 compared to Edwards’ 38.16.
The Jodhpur-born right-hander has been a model of consistency with 48 fifties and five centuries in her 18-year career, including a hundred as a 16-year-old on her ODI debut against Ireland.
Mitali Raj is not only a good One day or test player but also has also scored 1,708 runs in Twenty20 Internationals at an impressive average of 37.95.
Apart from all this Mitali Raj led the India Women Cricket Team to reach the semi-finals of Indian Women Cricket World Cup