Harmanpreet Kaur is on track to become the Indian Women’s team’s all-time highest run-scorer in T20Is. With one century and six half-centuries to her record, the veteran has 2319 runs from 121 matches at an average of 26.35 and a strike rate of 103.
The Punjab-born cricketer is 45 runs behind Mithali Raj, the Women in Blue’s current leading run-getter. Mithali, who retired from all forms of cricket earlier this month, amassed 2364 runs at an average of 37.52 in 89 matches, including 17 half-centuries.
During India’s next three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, Harmanpreet will have a chance to unseat Mithali. The three games will be held at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on June 23, 25, and 27.
Harmanpreet has been an important member of the Indian Women’s squad since her debut in 2009. She became the first Indian woman to record a T20I century when she did so against New Zealand Women in the 2018 edition of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies.
Harmanpreet Kaur Has Recently Been Named The ODI Captain
Harmanpreet was just named the ODI captain after Mithali quit following India’s 2022 Women’s World Cup campaign in New Zealand. The veteran recently led the Supernovas to win in the MCA Stadium in Pune in the Women’s T20 Challenge.
Last month, Kaur and her teammates defeated Deepti Sharma’s Velocity by four runs in the final. Harmanpreet has a total of 68 wickets in international cricket.
Kaur has been in fine form in recent times. She was struggling for runs prior to the world cup but during the WC she found her touch as she scored valuable runs for the team which also included a century. She was in fine form in the Women’s T20 Challenge as well. She would hope to continue her fine form in the series against Sri Lanka as India looks to build momentum toward the Commonwealth Games.