Mithali Raj

  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a four-day '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 half-centuries 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 24, 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 14-member 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 three-match T20 series, prior to the World Cup, against hosts Bangladesh from March 9. Middle-order...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lankan Women register 3-wicket 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 in-form skipper Mithali Raj top-scoring with 67 off 47...
  • Probables list for Women''s World T20 announced January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday announced a 30-member probables list for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 to be played in Bangladesh in March-April 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 highest-placed Indian batter at seventh, while Jhulan Goswami was the best-placed 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 three-match 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 career-best 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 Australia-England 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 arch-rivals Pakistan by six wickets in a seventh place play-off 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...
  • Ousted India Women play for pride against Pakistan Women February 6, 2013

    Cuttack: Sent crashing out of the Women's World Cup by Sri Lanka, India would seek to restore some pride when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their 7-8th classification match here on Thursday. The humiliating 138-run defeat against Sri Lanka on Tuesday also meant that India will now have to...
  • All our bowlers were off-colour against Sri Lanka: Mithali February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: India skipper Mithali Raj blamed her bowlers after the team was knocked out of the ICC Women World Cup here Tuesday, saying all of them were "off colour" in the crucial Group A match against Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lankan batsmen scored most of their runs at square of the...
  • India Women exit World Cup after crushing defeat to Sri Lanka February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: India were knocked out of the ICC Women's World Cup after suffering an upset 138-run drubbing at the hands of Sri Lanka in a crucial Group A encounter here on Tuesday. Chasing a challenging total of 283, the hosts put up a pathetic show to be bowled out for...
  • ICC Women's WC, Ind vs SL: As it happened February 5, 2013

    While chasing 283 to win, the hosts needed 251 to beat West Indies' net run-rate to qualify for the Super Sixes, but they were bowled out for 144....
  • Mithali's comments fired us to perform better: Brunt February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: After notching up a convincing 32-run victory over India, England pacer Katherine Brunt said it was Indian skipper Mithali Raj's comments on their bowling attack that charged them up to perform better during their Group A ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday. "Mithali's comments fired us up to be...
  • Playing a day game won't be different: Mithali Raj February 2, 2013

    Mumbai: India skipper Mithali Raj is unperturbed about her team playing its first day game in the ICC Women's World Cup against holders England here on Sunday, as she felt it won't make much difference barring some assistance that the bowlers would get in the morning. "I don't think there is...
  • West Indies' decision to field was surprising: Mithali Raj February 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian women's team skipper Mithali Raj has said that she was surprised with the West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira's decision to field first winning the toss in the ICC Women World Cup's opening match. "If I had won the toss, I would have batted first, because on this flat...
  • ICC Women's WC Blog, India vs West Indies: As it happened January 31, 2013

    West Indies, in pursuit of 285, lose their third wicket as Shemaine Campbell departs for 20 at the Brabourne Stadium. ...
  • Women's World Cup to kick off amid controversies January 30, 2013

    The build up to the women's world cup starting from Thursday has been bumpy but beyond the controversies, it is an opportunity for the women's game to raise its profile and build on the rapid strides made in recent years. ...