Mithali Raj Announces Retirement from T20Is

Mithali Raj Announces Retirement from T20Is

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Mithali Raj announces retirement from T20Is to focus on the one day World Cup 2021. Mithali Raj announced her retirement on September 3.

The 36-year-old debuted in an ODI against Ireland in 1999. She made her T20I debut against England in 2006. Since then she led India in 32 T20Is which include three WT20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh), and 2016 (India).

The former India Women T20I captain played 88 games in which she scored 2364 runs, the most T20I runs by any Indian women. She also bags the credit of first-ever India women to cross 2000 runs milestone.

BCCI Women announced 15 women squad for the series against South Africa Women tour of India.

On her retirement, the right-handed says: "After representing India in T20 internationals since 2006, I wish to retire from T20Is to focus my energies on readying myself for the 2021 One Day World Cup. It remains my dream to win a World Cup for my country and I want to give it my best. I thank the BCCI for their continuous support and wish the Indian T20 team good luck as they prepare for the home series against South Africa Women."