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Mithali Raj is an Indian Cricketer. Her full name is Mithali Dorai Raj, and she is well known as the lady Sachin. She is the skipper of the Indian women's cricket team. Today, Mithali is considered the top batsman in the game. She has the highest runs in International cricket and the only player to get more than 6000 runs.

There are some records to her name; the right-hand batsman is the only player to hit seven consecutive half-centuries in One Day Internationals, she has the most number of the 50s, she is the first female cricketer to surpass 2000 runs in T20s.

Besides batting Mithali does bowling as well, she is a leg-break bowler. She took birth in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 3rd December 1982. Mithali belongs to a family of Tamil background, her father Dorai Raj served in the Indian Air Force as a Warrant Officer.

Her mother Leela Raj is a housewife. Later, her family moved to Hyderabad, Telangana. She started playing Cricket since she was ten years old, Mithali played with her brother, and at just seventeen years she got selected in the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. She completed her education from the Keyes High School, Secunderabad, and Kasturba Gandhi Junior College. In 1999, she played for the Nation for the first time. She was a part of the ODI team against Ireland. In her innings, she scored 114 runs.

In 2001, Mithali made her debut in Tests against South Africa. The series held in India saw the young player’s batting skills. In the next year, she scored an unbeaten 214 runs to break the record of highest individual Test match score, by Karen Rolton. She achieved the feat against England. However, her record got broken by Pakistani player Kiran Baluch; she scored 242 runs in 2004 against England.

In 2003, she received the honorable Arjuna Award for her contribution to Indian Sports. A couple of years later in 2005, she led the Women’s team in the Cricket World Cup. Mithali has the most caps as captain and has guided the players in four World Cups.

In 2015, she got honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. In 2017, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team went to the Finals of the World Cup under Mithali. However, they lost to England. Later that year she got listed in the ICC Women's ODI Team for the Year and BBC top 100 Women’s List.

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