Mithali Raj is a professional Indian cricketer, born on 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. She captains the Indian Women’s Cricket team in Test matches and ODIs.
Mithali is considered one of the best women cricketers to hail the game of cricket. She has the highest total runs of anyone in women's international cricket
the only cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run threshold in Women’s One Day Internationals. To top it all off, Mithali is just not a batswoman but also a good bowler, specializing in Right-arm leg breaks.
Mithali started playing cricket at a very young age of 10, she and her elder brother were coached cricket during their school days.
She started off by playing domestic cricket for Railways and emerged out like a star later on.
Mithali made her ODI debut on 26 June 1999 against Ireland and scored a cracking 114 runs. On 14 January 2002 she made her Test debut against the likes of England at Lucknow, India.
Raj made her T20 debut on 5 August 2006 against England, scoring a 28 off 37 balls. India won the match by eight wickets.
Mithali suffered from typhoid during the CricInfo Women's World Cup in 2002, which greatly stagnated India’s progress.
Mithali held record for the highest individual score by any Indian women cricketer in a world cup match, scoring 91 off 114 balls. The record was later broken by her teammate Harmanpreet Kaur.