Mithali Raj is a wonderful player who has played both Test and One Day International cricket for India’s women’s cricket team. She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored unbeaten 114 runs. She made her Test debut in the 2001-02 seasons against South Africa at Lucknow. On 17 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual Test score of 209*, scoring a new high of 214 against England in the second and final Test at County Ground, Taunton. The record has since been surpassed by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.
Mithali Dorai Raj is the name of proud and she is the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team in Test’s and ODI. She is the second highest most run-scorer in women’s international cricket and only the second female cricketer to surpass the 5,500 run mark. She is the first player to score number 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs
Mithali Raj held the record for the highest individual score by an Indian Woman Cricketer in a World Cup match (91 not out off 104 deliveries which included 9 fours) against New Zealand in Women’s World Cup 2005.
Mithali is nicknamed as the “Sachin Tendulkar (God of Indian cricket) of Indian women’s cricket”, as she is presently the all-time most leading run-scorer for India in all highest formats, including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.
During the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Raj scored her seventh consecutive half-century and made a record for most consecutive fifties by a player
2003 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of her achievement in sports.
2015 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.