Indian women opener Smriti Mandhana was pleased with her half-century in the Commonwealth Games 2022 clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Birmingham on Sunday (July 31). Mandhana admitted that the innings was special since it came in a winning cause.
Indian women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, June 8. The 39-year-old, who debuted in international cricket as a 16-year-old way back in 1999, finishes a glorious 23-year-old career with 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is. While she retired from T20 international cricket in 2019, Raj was captain of the Test and one-day teams at the time of her retirement.
India went down to Australia by six wickets in the Women’s World Cup 2022 clash at the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. India batted first after winning the toss and posted 277 for 7 on the board. Skipper Mithali Raj led the way with 68 while Yastika Bhatia contributed 59 and Harmanpreet Kaur remained unbeaten on 57. Pooja Vastrakar was run out on 34 off 28
India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised the team’s bowling and fielding after the visitors fought hard to win the second match of the three-game T20I series in Hove. Sent into bat, India Women managed 148 for 4 on the board. Shafali Verma top-scored with 48 while skipper Kaur him some form with 31. Deepti Sharma chipped in with an unbeaten 24.
India Women’s Test and ODI skipper Mithali Raj has stated that she doesn’t seek validation from people as she has been playing cricket for such a long time. Raj was reacting to a query, surrounding criticism of her strike rate.