India vs Pakistan ICC Women's World Cup 2022
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Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj is currently playing her sixth World Cup. Earlier today, India began their World Cup against Pakistan with Mithali leading her team as well. In the process, she equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of playing six World Cups. 

This is Mithali Raj’s sixth World Cup for the national team. She started her career in 2000 and since then has featured in five 50-over World Cups before this in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022. Tendulkar featured in six world cups between 1992 to 2011. She is also just the third cricketer overall to play six World Cups after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad.

Mithali Raj. Most Runs In Women's Cricket
Mithali Raj (Image Credit: Twitter)

“We’ll bat. It’s a good wicket to bat. put up a big total and put pressure on them. We’re going with three seamers and three spinners. We want to go into the tournament with a clean slate, take some momentum from the last game which we won against New Zealand. The hunger to do well in WCs has kept me going,” Mithali Raj said at the toss.

India scored 244 batting first on the back of scores by Smriti Mandhana (52), Deepti Sharma (40) at the top of the order. This was followed by scores from Sneh Rana (53*) and Pooja Vastrakar (67). 

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Pakistan, in the meantime, are struggling to chase India’s total. The side is already eight wickets down and are staring down the barrel in the opening game. India, on the other hand on the cusp of a big win in their opening fixture. 

Mithali had previously spoke about the Indian team getting into a far stronger position by the time she retires after the mega event. 

Squad Will Be Far More Stronger When I Retire: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. (Credits: Twitter)

“When I retire after this tournament, I will see that the squad is far more stronger with the upcoming new talent,” Mithali said after the fifth ODI against New Zealand before the World Cup started.

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Anshuman Roy

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