Mithali Raj equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Record of Playing Most ODI World Cup Tournaments

Mithali Raj made history on Sunday, March 6th against Pakistan as she started her record 6th World Cup campaign. The Indian Captain has had a legendary career spanning 22 years. She has scored 7658 runs in 205 innings at an average of 51.79. She has managed 7 centuries and 62 half-centuries in her 23-year career.

 

Mithali Raj equals Sachin Tendulkar's Record of Playing Most ODI World Cup Tournaments
Mithali Raj equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Record of Playing Most ODI World Cup Tournaments

 

In 205 ODI innings, she has scored 2004 runs against England and 1230 runs against New Zealand, and 1055 runs against Australia stepping up against the top teams. As we look into the home away record, she has scored 2833 runs at home in 80 innings, 3188 runs away in 97 innings and 1611 run at neutral venues.

In World Cups, she has played 31 matches scoring 1139 runs at an average of 54.2. As Mithali will be playing in the 2022 World Cup, she will be playing at least 7 matches which will result in her surpassing Catherine Campbell and Janette Brittin to the 2nd spot of the most capped player in the World Cup history behind Australia’s Debbie Hockley who’s played 45 World Cup matches.’

Looking into the world cup appearance, Mithali Raj stands first with a record 6th World Cup. Australia’s Debbie Hockley, England’s Charlotte Edwards and Katherine Brunt, and Team India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami have all played 5 World Cups. Katherine Brunt and Jhulan Goswami are also playing the 2022 world cup showcasing their experience and longevity.

Coming into the world cup, Mithali Raj has scored in the 9 fifties since 2021. Leading into the 2022 WC, Mithali scored 235 runs in the 5 match ODI series against New Zealand scoring 3 half-centuries. She will be having a huge responsibility to score big runs in the 2022 World Cup.

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