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Mithali Raj

At the age of 36, Mithali Raj, is India’s leading run-scorer in T20Is in women’s cricket. Mithali, with 2,283 runs, leads the T20I run-scorers charts in India, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli behind her with 2207 and 2102 runs. Mithali also surpassed men’s game’s highest T20I run-scorer Martin Guptill (2271 runs). She has a better record in her favourite One-Day Internationals (ODIs). India’s ODI captain is the leading run-scorer in women’s ODIs. With 6,550 runs at an average of 51.17, Raj is well ahead of the pack which has several big names from women’s cricket.
However, she was dropped from semi-finals squad in T20 World Cup when they faced England. The team lost and there were confusion and in-fight thereafter following her axing.

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