Indian women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, June 8. The 39-year-old, who debuted in international cricket as a 16-year-old way back in 1999, finishes a glorious 23-year-old career with 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is. While she retired from T20 international cricket in 2019, Raj was captain of the Test and one-day teams at the time of her retirement.
India went down to Australia by six wickets in the Women’s World Cup 2022 clash at the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. India batted first after winning the toss and posted 277 for 7 on the board. Skipper Mithali Raj led the way with 68 while Yastika Bhatia contributed 59 and Harmanpreet Kaur remained unbeaten on 57. Pooja Vastrakar was run out on 34 off 28
India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised the team’s bowling and fielding after the visitors fought hard to win the second match of the three-game T20I series in Hove. Sent into bat, India Women managed 148 for 4 on the board. Shafali Verma top-scored with 48 while skipper Kaur him some form with 31. Deepti Sharma chipped in with an unbeaten 24.
India Women’s Test and ODI skipper Mithali Raj has stated that she doesn’t seek validation from people as she has been playing cricket for such a long time. Raj was reacting to a query, surrounding criticism of her strike rate.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to send the name of women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Apart from Mithali, the BCCI will also send in the name of men’s team off-spinner R Ashwin for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
England women's team vice-captain Nat Sciver has claimed that the current Indian team women's team seems to be more fearless than before. India will be meeting England in a one-off Test, starting in Bristol on June 16. The Test match will be followed by three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is.
Indian women’s team will take on England in a one-off Test, starting June 16 in Bristol. This will be the Indian women’s team’s first Test since 2014. However, despite having more experience in the longer format of the game, England captain Heather Knight is wary of the Indians since the women’s game has only just restarted and there are a lot of unknowns in the post-pandemic era. According to Knight, India are a very good side and will test them in the upcoming series.
Indian women’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj has asserted whatever issues there were between her and head coach Ramesh Powar are a thing of the past. According to Raj, like mature individuals, both have moved on and are now working towards a common goal of taking Indian women’s cricket forward. The Indian women’s team is currently quarantining in Mumbai ahead of England tour.