Mithali Raj ,the Indian captain, who has scored 5959 runs in 181 matches so far could not only become the highest run-getter but also become the first woman to breach the six thousand run landmark in ODI cricket.
Mithali Raj is just 34 runs away from becoming the highest run-getter in the history of women's one-day international cricket. The record currently belongs to former England captain and opener Charlotte Edwards, who has 5992 runs to her name in 191 matches at an average of 38.16.
The Indian team has been on a roll in this tournament so far, winning all four of their matches. Mithali has done her bit with scores of 71, 46, 8 and 53 under her belt. And as the team gets ready for their fifth match of the tournament, the captain is confident of a good showing.
A child prodigy, Mithali made her ODI debut in the year 1999 at the age of 16 and has since been a pillar of strength in the Indian batting order over the years. She has all the batting records in her kitty as far as an Indian is concerned and continues to be a run machine in all formats.
Not many know that Mithali Raj hit a century on her ODI debut. She scored an unbeaten 114 against Ireland in her debut match way back in June 1999.
She also has a Test double hundred to her name. Although the fequent number of Test matches played in women's cricket has ensured she has played only 10 Test matches in her 18-year long career.