India’s top T20I run-scorer Mithali Raj charged-up in smooth World T20 campaign

first_imgMithali Raj is India’s leading run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals among all men and women cricketers but she is eager to “keep scoring runs for India” and get even better.Mithali, with 2283 runs, leads the T20I run-scorers charts in India, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli behind her with 2207 and 2102 runs. Mithali also surpassed men’s game’s highest T20I run-scorer Martin Guptill (2271 runs). However in the women’s game, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates leads the women’s chart with 2996 runs.Rohit Sharma finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the recently-concluded T20I series against the Windies but went on to overtake Virat Kohli in the charts of India’s leading male run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.Mithali Raj, on the other hand, is currently the fifth highest run-scorer in the Women’s World T20 with 107 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur is fourth with 124 runs while Jemimah Rodrigues is sixth with 93 runs.India have already reached the semi-finals of the tournament but have one last group match against world No.1 T20I team Australia in a battle for the top spot in the group.Upbeat about India’s performances in the Caribbean Islands, Mithali wants this team to win the World Cup.”This team has definitely improved a lot from the last World Cup. A lot of young girls in the team and they want to change the approach in T20s, and I definitely want them to win the World Cup,” Mithali said.Mithali, who is always the player who takes her time to set on the crease because going for strokes, talked about what she specifically worked on in order to improve for T20s.advertisement”You are prepared for 2-3 shots for one delivery and you try and innovate your game to suit the format, you only need to clear the infield in the powerplay to get boundaries and it’s something I’ve worked on and I’m sure that I’ll keep scoring runs for India.”Mithali was hoping for a better wicket in Guyana after they came across a slow and soft wicket during their match against Ireland, where they won by 52 runs to book their top-4 place.”The wicket was quite challenging. It was slow and soft. My partnership with Smriti was very crucial. Hopefully we will get a better wicket in the next game.”Also watch – Ravi Shastri not my yes man, nobody has said no to me more often: Virat Kohlilast_img

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