MITHALI RAJ

  • India to host South Africa women's cricket team November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women cricket team will play one Test, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match against South Africa in a home tour, starting November 12. The visitors will begin the tour with a two-day warm-up game, starting November 12 at Alur, against India A ahead of the one-off Test,...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting September 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest OneDay International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Mithali Raj remains number one batswoman in ICC rankings August 26, 2014

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) women's rankings for batters. Mithali maintained her reign on the top with scores of 34 and 30, respectively, to be the secondhighest runscorer for her side in the series India lost 02 in England. Her...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers August 20, 2014

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a topfour finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multiyear, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • Happy to play another Test before hanging my boots: Mithali Raj August 16, 2014

    At 31 years and 256 days, Mithali Raj does not know how many more years of international cricket is left in her but Indian women's cricket team captain is "happy" to have played at least one more Test before she called time on her illustrious career. "When we won the last...
  • India men struggle but women beat England by 6 wickets in oneoff Test August 16, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian men's cricket team has disappointed with their spineless performance in the last three weeks but the women counterparts showed steely temperament as they made a remarkable comeback into Test fold, beating England women by six wickets on Saturday. Skipper Mithali Raj led from the front with a gutsy...
  • Oneoff Test: India women inch closer to victory against England August 16, 2014

    Wormsley: Test matches are often decided by a team's ability to adapt and the best example was seen at the Sir Paul Getty's Ground where India women need just 62 runs to beat a starstudded England. On the other hand, India men's cricket team failed miserably and are on the...
  • Oneoff Test: Indian women keep England in check on Day 2 August 14, 2014

    Wormsley: Indian bowlers once again came to the women's teams' rescue to check England's lead on the second day of the oneoff Test here on Thursday. Surpassing a slender 22run lead, the Charlotte Edwardsled team had reached 84 for six in 38 overs until last reports came in on a rainaffected...
  • Oneoff Test: India women lose 6 wickets after dismissing England for 92 August 13, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian women's cricket team on Wednesday shot out England for a paltry 92 before the hosts hit back strongly, reducing the visitors to 71 for six in 34 overs on day one of the oneoff Test. Medium pacer Nagarajan Niranjana was the wreckerinchief, returning impressive figures of four for...
  • Beating hosts England will be a big achievement: Mithali Raj August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Offered a chance to play a fourday Test after eight years, Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj welcomed it and said the younger lot in the squad, who are embarking on a 23day tour of England tonight, would benefit a lot from playing the longer version of the game. She...
  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a fourday 'Test' match after a gap of eight long years as they gear up for a short two and half week tour of England starting August 7. India will be playing a 'Test' and three ODIs during the 19 day...
  • Mithali Raj stars for Rest of the World Womens XI May 20, 2014

    London: Indian skipper Mithali Raj scored 67 to help Rest of the World Women's XI outplay Marylebone Cricket Club Women by 41 runs in a match arranged as part of the Lord's bicentenary celebrations. Electing to bat, the World XI side rode on halfcenturies from Mithali and Australia captain Meg Lanning...
  • Mithali static as Coyte, Perry make gains in bowling April 7, 2014

    Dubai: Indian captain Mithali Raj remained static at the fifth place with Poonam Raut (8th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9th) being the other two in the top-10 of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 International batsmen. Pacer Jhulan Goswami dropped two places to be 19th in the bowlers' list. Australia's bowling...
  • India women beat Pakistan by 6 runs, seal berth in 2016 World T20 April 2, 2014

    Sylhet: India women on Wednesday defeated traditional rivals Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring but close qualification play-off match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here to secure a direct ticket in the 2016 edition of the tournament. By virtue of this win, India finished joint fifth along with New...
  • Mithali retains fifth spot in Women's T20 batting rankings April 2, 2014

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 issued on Wednesday. Mithali, with 646 points, is placed behind Meg Lanning of...
  • Indian women trounce Bangladesh, record first win in World T20 March 30, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women recorded their first win in the World Twenty20 with an easy 79-run victory over Bangladesh on Sunday. India, who lost their first two matches to Sri Lanka and England, dominated the proceedings right from the word go. Winning the toss, India elected to bat and openers Mithali Raj...
  • Indian women suffer their 2nd loss in ICC World T20 March 26, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women's team produced a listless batting performance as they suffered a five-wicket loss at the hands of England to slump to their second consecutive defeat in the Women's World Twenty20 here on Wednesday. Electing to bat, Indian women could only score 95 for nine in their allotted 20 overs...
  • India to take on Sri Lanka in women's World Twenty20 March 23, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women would look to begin their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on Sri Lanka in a Group B league match on Monday. Indian women have not played against top oppositions in recent times and their performance has been a mixed one in the the...
  • World Twenty20: Indian women beat Ireland in practice match March 21, 2014

    Savar, Bangladesh: The Indian women's cricket team clinched a facile 26-run triumph over Ireland to sign off their warm-up engagements on a positive note ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships here on Friday. Put into bat, the Indians made 148 for four before restricting Ireland to 122 for nine. The...
  • World T20: Indian women lose warm-up tie against NZ by 17 runs March 18, 2014

    Savar: Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Championship here on Tuesday. Put into bat, New Zealand rode on Katie Perkins' 40 off 36 balls to compile 138...
  • Indian women blank Bangladesh by seven wickets to win T20 series 3-0 March 13, 2014

    Cox's Bazar: Indian women easily defeated their Bangladeshi counterparts by seven wickets in the third T20 International completing a 3-0 rout to gain enough confidence going into the upcoming ICC World T20 tournament which will start in few days time. Opting to bat, Bangladesh could manage only 81 for eight in...
  • Indian women to play 3 Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh March 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The Indian women's cricket team will be gearing up for the ICC Women's World T20 by playing a three-match series against their Bangladeshi counterpart at the Sheik Kamal International Stadium in Cox's Bazar. The Indian team will be leaving for Dhaka on March 7 and the three T20 Internationals will...
  • Mithali Raj to lead India in Women's World Twenty20 February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior batter Mithali Raj will lead the 14member Indian team in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 starting March 16 in Bangladesh, the BCCI announced on Friday. Mithali will also captain the side in the threematch T20 series, prior to the World Cup, against hosts Bangladesh from March 9. Middleorder...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lankan Women register 3wicket win over Indian Women January 25, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Sri Lankan Women registered their first victory in the limited overs series against India after beating the hosts by three wickets in the 1st T20 International on Saturday. Put into bat, Indian eves scored 147 for 3 in 20 overs with inform skipper Mithali Raj topscoring with 67 off 47...
  • Probables list for Women''s World T20 announced January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday announced a 30member probables list for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 to be played in Bangladesh in MarchApril this year. The list did not offer any surprises with expected names such as veteran batswoman Mithali Raj, pacers Jhulan Goswami and MD Thirushkamini making the cut. The...
  • Mithali Raj 7th in ICC T20 rankings January 17, 2014

    Dubai: Captain Mithali Raj was the highestplaced Indian batter at seventh, while Jhulan Goswami was the bestplaced bowler at 12th in the latest ICC women's cricket Twenty20 rankings issued on Friday. The Indian eves will lock horns with Sri Lanka in a threematch Twenty20 series, starting from January 25 in Visakhapatnam....
  • Mithali Raj retained captain for home series against Sri Lanka January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran batswoman Mithali Raj has been retained as the captain of the India team for the upcoming bilateral series against Sri Lankan women scheduled to be played at Visakhapatnam from January 19 to 28. There will be three one day internationals apart from three T20 Internationals. While half of...
  • Mithali holds on top batting spot, Australia top team February 18, 2013

    Dubai: Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj held on to his number one spot while world champions Australia became the number one ODI team in the latest ICC rankings issued Monday. Women's World Cup player of the tournament, Suzie Bates, jumped five places to claim a careerbest number two...
  • West Indies playing WC final is good for women's cricket February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: India captain Mithali Raj feels West Indies' entry into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup is good for the game and its followers who were used to witnessing AustraliaEngland summit clashes in the recent past. "West Indies reaching the finals is good for our game. People were...
  • Mithali hits ton as India Women sign off on a winning note February 7, 2013

    Cuttack: Skipper Mithali Raj finally came good with an unbeaten century as India women beat archrivals Pakistan by six wickets in a seventh place playoff encounter in the ICC Women's World Cup here on Thursday. Already out of contention after being hammered by Sri Lanka Women, the 'Women in Blue' came...