Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj made a great start to the campaign by registering back to back wins over strong opponents like England and the West Indies, and another victory against Pakistan on Sunday giving the team a great chance of securing a place in the knock-outs.
The captain has 5906 runs from 180 matches at an average of 51.80, with her highest being 114* against Ireland in Milton Keynes back in 26 June, 1999.
10 Interesting facts about Mithali Raj: Indian Cricket's Golden Girl.
Before cricket, Mithali learnt Bharatnatyam and wanted make her name in the same field.
She had become the first player in 11 years to make it to the national team from that state.
Father Dorai Raj was an officer in the Indian Air force and he was the reason that she became a cricketer.
First international female cricketer to score 7 consective fifties.
Led/Captained team to 2005 Women's World Cup finals.
Second international female cricketer to amass 5000 ODI run
Has been awarded the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and first to win the Wisden Cricketer of the year award
In 2013 she became the Number One ranked female cricketer in ODIs
She has registered the highest test score by an international female player.She scored 214 runs breaking previous record of Karen Rolton