Mithali Raj, the captain of India’s women’s cricket team, is in her sixth World Cup. Mithali is also the captain of India’s World Cup squad, who started play against Pakistan earlier today. In the process, she matched Sachin Tendulkar’s record of six World Cup appearances.
Mithali Raj is at her sixth World Cup with the national squad. She began her career in 2000 and has competed in five 50-over World Cups since then, in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022. Between 1992 and 2011, Tendulkar competed in six World Cups. After Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad, she is the only cricketer to have played in six World Cups.
“We’re going to bat.” It’s an excellent pitch for batting. Put up a huge total to put them under strain. Three seamers and three spinners will be used. We want to enter the competition with a clean slate, building on our victory against New Zealand in the previous game. Mithali Raj remarked during the toss, “The desire to play well in WCs has kept me going.”
Smriti Mandhana (52) and Deepti Sharma (40) at the top of the order helped India hit 244 in their first innings. Sneh Rana (53*) and Pooja Vastrakar came in second and third, respectively (67).
Meanwhile, Pakistan is attempting to match India’s total. The team has already lost eight wickets and is facing an uphill battle in the first game. India, on the other hand, is on the verge of a major victory in their first match.
Mithali has earlier said that by the time she quits after the major event, the Indian team would be in a much better situation.
When I retire, my squad will be more stronger: Mithali Raj
“I will see that the group is considerably more stronger with the forthcoming young talent when I retire after this tournament,” Mithali said after the fifth ODI against New Zealand before the World Cup began.