The bat failed, yet the name of Mithali Raj was recorded in the pages of history

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Hamilton: The Indian team is playing a match against West Indies in the World Cup. Team India’s third match in the tournament. In the two matches played before this, the Indian team had got one win and one loss. The Indian team started fast in this match. Opener Yastika Bhatia scored 31 runs at a strike rate of around 150. But captain Mithali Raj’s bat once again remained calm. Even after failing with the bat, Mithali Raj took the world record as soon as she landed on the field. She has become the player to captain the most matches in the Women’s ODI World Cup. This is Mithali’s 24th World Cup match as captain. Mithali captained the Indian team in the World Cup for the first time in 2005. The team had traveled to the finals in that tournament. This is also Mithali’s record sixth World Cup as a player. Mithali slightly behind Australia’s Belinda Clark in terms of captaining the most matches in the World Cup. Between 1997 and 2005, Belinda captained Australia in 23 matches. England’s Susan Gottman, who captained 19 World Cup matches, is at number three in this list. England’s Heather Knight comes after Mithali in active captains. He has captained in 11 World Cup matches. Belinda is still at number one in terms of most wins in the World Cup. Under his captaincy, Australia had 21 wins in 23 matches. The team lost one match and one was inconclusive. Under Mithali’s captaincy, India has got 14 wins in the first 23 matches. The team also faced defeat 8 times and one was inconclusive.

[Attribution to NBT]

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