India Women’s team captain Mithali Raj on Saturday made history in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 as she broke the record for most matches captained in the tournament history. The 39-year-old captained India in 24 World Cup matches, bagging 14 wins, 8 losses and one no result.
By taking the field against West Indies Women on Saturday, Mithali Raj overtook the record set by former Australian women’s team captain Belinda Clark, who led her team in 23 matches. Clark and Mithali stand as the only two players to have captained their country at more than two World Cups.
The India Women vs West Indies Women match will be the third for the Women in Blue in the tournament having faced Pakistan and New Zealand in the previous two matches.
ICC Cricket World cup took to their Social Media handle Twitter and tweeted about it.
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Mithali Raj also created on Sunday against Pakistan by becoming the first woman, and only the third cricketer ever, to appear at 6 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups.