Women Cricket Captain – NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India women’s captain Mithali Raj retired from international cricket on Wednesday after a 23-year career that saw her become a leader in women’s cricket.
“Like all journeys, this one must come to an end,” the 39-year-old said in a statement on social media.
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Raj made his India debut as a 16-year-old in a one-day international against Ireland in 1996 and scored 68 against South Africa in the World Cup as of women in Christchurch in March which is an international tour.
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Her score of 7805 runs, including hundreds, in 232 matches made her the leading scorer in women’s ODIs.
He also played 12 Test matches scoring 699 runs including a career best 214 against England at Taunton in 2002.
“… the last 23 years have been the most fulfilling, challenging and exciting years of my life,” said Raj, who led India to the World Cup in 2005 and 2017.
“I feel now is the best time to wrap up my playing career as the team is in the hands of talented young players and the future of Indian cricket is bright.”
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Raj is the face of women’s cricket in India and her performance has inspired a biopic that will be released next month. Lisa Carprini Sthalekar (born 13 August 1979) is an Australian cricketer and former cricketer and captain of the Australian women’s national cricket team. . In domestic cricket, he represented New South Wales. He was a right-handed bowler who left the rotation, and was considered the greatest in the world when the order was introduced. She became the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. He announced his retirement from international cricket a day after the Australian team won the 2013 Cricket World Cup.
Sthalekar made her debut in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) in late 1997–98 as a professional bowler, but did not have much success, taking 1/120 in his mother’s campaign. He improved his performance over the next two seasons, taking 8 and 15 wickets. In three years, he scored just 169 runs with a best score of 33. In 2000–01 he made Stalekar took 11 wickets and scored 112 runs in the WNCL and was first called up to the Australian team. He bowled, made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England and led the British tour with five wickets in as many matches.
In 2001-02, Stalekar developed into a popular batsman. He made his first quarter, collecting a total of four for the season. He scored 347 runs, more than in the previous four seasons combined, and took 11 wickets as New South Wales won their sixth successive WNCL clean sweep. Sthalekar struggled with the ball over the next two international seasons, taking just eight from 12 matches, but dominated with the bat at international level, taking half three out of six games. In early 2003, he made his Test debut against England, and made a maiden 120 not out in the second match, although he only took three wickets in two Tests.
In 2003-04 and the following season, Stalekar took 14 wickets each and reached 250 runs in each season. At the international level, he returned to bowling and averaged more than a wicket in every ODI. Sthalekar played every match in Australia’s 2005 World Cup victory in South Africa, where he took seven wickets, and scored 55 against India in the final.
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After the World Cup, Australia toured the British Isles and Sthalekar made his ODI debut against Ireland. He took seven wickets in the two-Test series against India, and on his return to Australia made 72 and took 5/30 in the win over India. Sthalekar had a strong international season in 2006–07, scoring 604 balls at 67.11, taking 40 for 9 in his 12 innings, but struggled with the ball, taking wickets 10 at 41.00. In 2007-08, he failed to make a successful second Test career, falling for 98 in a single match against England. He finished the season with consecutive ODI fifties against New Zealand and won the Belinda Clark Award for 2007 and 2008.
He began the following summer with unbeaten 73 and 104 against India, before taking 4/20 in the next match to help set up a clean sweep of the ODI series.
Stalekar led New South Wales to five straight WNCL championships starting in 2005-06. During that season he averaged over 40 with the bat and over 20 with the ball, scoring over 1400 runs and taking 60 wickets. He came to the WNCL in 2009–10 after ‘he beat ninety twice in five years.
During the 2009 World Cup in New South Wales and Canberra, Sthalekar was Australia’s leading wicket-taker at 13.69 from 15.69 but struggled with the bat, resulting in 70 runs at 14.00 as India beat Australia in the play-off for third place. In early 2010, Stalekar took 5/35, an ODI six-ball best, in his 100th match. Australia beat New Zealand in eight ODIs and Sthalekar dominated the ball, taking 12 wickets in seven matches. In August 2020, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
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Originally named Laila, Stalekar was born in the city of Pune in the western state of Maharashtra, India. Unable to cope, she sent her organs to Shreevatsa, an orphanage affiliated to Pune’s Sassoon Hospital. Har and Sue Stalekar, Lisa’s adoptive parents, are a couple living in Michigan, USA. Har was born in Bombay and Sue to adjust the part. The Stalekars had a daughter and were in India visiting Shreevatsa, hoping to adopt a son to complete the family. The search fails and they are about to leave Shreevatsa, so they are asked to meet Laila. Sue fell in love with his big brown eyes and in no time they decided to adopt him. So they completed the necessary legal formalities and transferred Laila to Lisa.
Three weeks after his birth, Stalekar’s family brought him back to the United States. The family went to Kya for a while to do Har’s work as a Christian missionary, before settling in Sydney.
His father introduced him to cricket in backyard games, and he said “I think cricket runs in the blood of every Indian.”
She initially struggled with boys, and was unaware that women played cricket until her father took her to a women’s test match between Australia and England at North Sydney Oval. He joined the Gordon Club in Sydney’s north; play with the boys on weekday mornings before competing with the woman in the afternoon.
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Sthalekar attended primary school at Cherrybrook Public School (playing for West Pnant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club), in primary school at Cherrybrook High School of Technology.
And attended Barker College, a private Anglican school on Sydney’s North Shore. He later completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, where he studied psychology and religious studies.
Sthalekar made his debut for New South Wales in the 1997-98 season, against Quesland. He started bowling generally in the lower order and in his first match took 0/19 in six overs and did not need to bat as New South Wales won by five wickets. He played five matches, including the final against South Australia. In the first match he took 1/22 t overs in his six overs, his first wicket in the fourth match, and in the second over, he took just five at 0/23. He was unbeaten on six as New South Wales reached their target with four wickets in hand to win the final 2-0 and win the WNCL for the second consecutive year.
Sthalekar finished the WNCL series debut with 25 runs at 25.00 and one wicket at 120.00 at an economy rate of 3.00.
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Sthalekar was selected for the national under-23 squad in d of the season against New Zealand A. Although he was economical in just three days, he was not sharp, took two wickets at 40.50 and an economy rate of 3.00 and scored 22 runs at 7.33.
He was more successful with two-wicket runs, scoring 6 and 22 and taking 5/91 in Australia’s win.
In 1998–99, Stalekar found more success in the WNCL. He batted in the middle order at times and scored 76 at 19.00 with four wickets in seven matches. He took wickets in all but one match, a wedge of eight at 21.87.
New South Wales met Victoria in the final and Stalekar scored 33 before being run out and took 2/21 in a seven-run victory. This is Sthalekar’s best bowling and bowling analysis of this season. They won by one run in the next game to seal the hat-trick of WNCL titles, Stalekar scored one and won.