Mithali Raj Misses India-Australia World T20 Clash Due to Injury

With her 17th T20I fifty on Thursday Mithali Raj also joined New Zealand’s Suze Bates Australia’s Alyssa Healy and Pakistan’s Babar Azam in terms of the most 50-plus scores in a calendar year

The opening batter, who has scored two half-centuries in the tournament, sustained a knee injury during the match against Ireland.

India face Australia on Saturday to decide who finish top of Group "B", before playing the semi-finals on Nov 22. She also went on to be the highest scorer in India in T20s surpassing Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and others.

Mithali Raj, the mainstay of Indian women's cricket for years now, tops the list of India's highest Twenty20 worldwide run-getters. Mithali Raj stand behind standing behind Suzie Bates (2961), Stafanie Taylor (2691) and Charlotte Edwards (2605).

The Indian team secured a place in the semi-finals of the Women's World T20 with a 52-run win over Ireland, thanks in part, to a stellar effort by Mithali Raj.

The official account of the ICC hailed her for being the highest scorer in India.

It is learnt that Mithali Raj has now became India's highest scorer in T20I format (including men and women) with 2283 runs under her belt.

With her 17 T20I fifty on Thursday, she also joined New Zealand's Suze Bates, Australia's Alyssa Healy and Pakistan's Babar Azam in terms of the most 50-plus scores in a calendar year. The first-wicket pair of Raj and Smriti Mandhana added 67 in 9.6 overs, and Jemimah Rodrigues pitched in with a brisk 18.

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