Today 35 years old Indian Women star player Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to accumulate 2000 runs in T20Is format. She achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe, she played 23-run innings against Sri Lanka women in Kuala Lumpur.
Mithali has now scored 2015 runs in 74 T20Is with the help of 14 half-centuries. She has an astonishing average of 38.01 with a highest score of 76 not out.
MIthali Stats in T20Is
She is also the leading run-scorer in women’s ODIs with 6373 runs.
ICC congratulated Mithali on her achievement.
Congratulations to @M_Raj03 on reaching 2,000 T20I runs – the first player to reach the landmark for @BCCIWomen 👏 #INDvSL #WAC2018 pic.twitter.com/dWmslbT5CG
— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2018
In addition to the ICC, the BCCI also congratulated Mithali Raj on Twitter. The BCCI has written that Mithali has become the first Indian woman cricketer to complete 2000 runs in T20 Internationals. Congratulations on this.
Congratulations to @M_Raj03. She becomes the first Indian woman to score 2000 runs in T20 Internationals. #INDvSL #ACC #WAC2018 pic.twitter.com/9Cl3buCGeF
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 7, 2018
Indian team cricketer Mithali Raj is the world’s seventh female cricketer who has completed 2000 runs in T20 cricket. The three top places in this list are Carlote Edwards (2605), Stephanie Taylor (2582) and Suzie Bates (2515).
List of Women Cricketers with 2000 runs in T20Is
|C Edwards (ENG-W)||2004-2016||95||93||2605||92*||32.97||0||12|
|S Taylor (WI-W)||2008-2018||84||83||2582||90||37.42||0||20|
|S Bates (NZ-W)||2007-2018||96||93||2515||94*||28.9||0||17|
|M Lanning (AUS-W)||2010-2018||74||73||2105||126||34.5||1||11|
|S Taylor (ENG-W)||2006-2017||84||82||2091||77||29.45||0||15|
|D Dottin (WI-W)||2008-2018||98||97||2039||112*||25.81||2||9|
|M Raj (IND-W)||2006-2018||74||71||2015||76*||38.01||0||14|
When it comes to men’s T20I, the list is led by Martin Guptill (2271) followed by Brendon McCullum (2140) and Virat Kohli (1983).
Moreover, Mithali also completed her 2000 runs in this format before the Indian cricket team’s finest batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. Currently, in international T20 matches, Virat Kohli has 1983 runs followed by Rohit Sharma 1852 and Suresh Raina has 1499 runs.