IND vs ENG 2018: Mithali Raj achieves yet another landmark in ODI Cricket

ICC says Mithali Raj featured in 75.19 % ODIs that India have ever played since 1978.

Mithali Raji playing her record 50th ODI against England in Nagpur | Twitter

Indian skipper Mithali Raj has added yet another feather to her international career when she turned out for the 192nd time in the One Day Internationals and became the most capped player in the world.

Raj, who has already established herself as one of the greats in the Women’s Cricket, broke the record of former England captain Charlotte Edwards who played 191 ODIs, and become the most capped player in women’s ODI cricket.

While veteran Indian all-rounder Jhulan Goswami is on the third spot with 167 matches in the list of most-capped players in women’s ODIs.

Mithali, who made her ODI debut against Ireland in 1999, achieved the feat while leading India against England in the first ODI of the three-match series in Nagpur on Friday (6 April).

She also holds the record of being the highest run-getter in the One-Dayers with 6295 at an outstanding average of 50.36. Noteworthy, Raj also completed record 50 ODIs against England with her 192nd ODI appearance in Nagpur. In her career, she only missed 13 ODIs since her debut.

Since making her International debut, Mithali has been continually climbing the new height of success, and there is no doubt that there are many glories in her way.

As per ESPNCricinfo, the Indian skipper said, “Everything is a process, and it’s gradual. Overnight a team doesn’t become bad or become the best. There is still time for these girls to come into a position where they can hold the responsibility of the team on their shoulder.”

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 06 Apr, 2018

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