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Padma Shri award a pleasant surprise - Raj

Jan 26, 2015: Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the prestigious honour with some men's team superstars also in the race


ICC news

Johnson, Sangakkara lead ICC awards nominees

Nov 5, 2014: Mitchell Johnson and Kumar Sangakkara are in contention to win the ICC's Cricketer of the Year award for a second time after the 2014 shortlists were announced

ESPNcricinfo staff

India's Wormsley fairy tale

Aug 18, 2014: Eight of the India's victorious women's team in Wormsley had never experienced Test cricket before. For the senior players, it was the end of an eight-year drought

Nagraj Gollapudi

England v India, only women's Test, Wormsley, 4th day

India complete landmark victory

Aug 16, 2014: It has been eight years since India Women last played a Test match, but they made light of that lengthy gap by beating England Women by six wickets in Wormsley

Melinda Farrell at Wormsley

England v India, only women's Test, Wormsley, 3rd day

Raj key in India's test of nerve

Aug 15, 2014: India Women need 62 runs with six wickets in hand to beat England Women in their one-off Test at Wormsley

Melinda Farrell at Wormsley

England Women v India Women, only Test, Wormsley

Can India make case for Test future?

Aug 12, 2014: Only three of the India Women's team have played Test cricket but their one-off Test against England, the most well-funded women's team, will be an important marker for the future

Melinda Farrell

India Women in England 2014

Beating England will be a big achievement - Mithali

Aug 3, 2014: India women's captain Mithali Raj said the experience of playing Test cricket will be hugely beneficial to the younger members of the side

India Women news

Mithali Raj wants more Tests, central contracts

Jun 5, 2014: India Women captain Mithali Raj has urged the BCCI to organise more Test matches for the national women's team, which is set to play its first five-day match in eight years when it tours England in August


MCC Women v ROW Women XI, Lord's

Raj, Lanning set up win over MCC

May 19, 2014: Mithali Raj and Meg Lanning scored half-centuries before four wickets for Sana Mir helped ensure victory for a Rest of the World XI against MCC at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

The greats of the women's game

A formidable quintet

Apr 11, 2014: Tanya Aldred sums up the contributions made by some greats of the women's game

Tanya Aldred

India v Pakistan, WT20 2016 qualification play-off, Sylhet

India wrap up 2016 berth with narrow win

Apr 2, 2014: India Women booked a place in the 2016 Women's World T20 with a narrow win over Pakistan Women in the qualification play-off in Sylhet

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, Women's World T20, Group B

Mithali, Raut guide India to consolation win

Apr 1, 2014: Half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Poonam Raut gave India Women a consolation nine-wicket win over West Indies Women in Sylhet

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v West Indies, Women's World T20, Sylhet

Shrubsole, Gunn steamroll India Women

Mar 26, 2014: England seamers Anya Shrubsole and Jenny Gunn pushed India's campaign in the Women's World T20 further off course with a resounding five-wicket loss, their second in as many matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

Women's World Twenty20 2014

Raj braces for opener challenge

Mar 22, 2014: Mithali Raj has been carrying India's batting for years and the veteran batsman and captain has set herself a new challenge going into the Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh

Abhishek Purohit

Bangladesh v India, 1st Women's T20I, Cox's Bazaar

Raj, Naidu set up India win

Mar 9, 2014: A half-century from the opener Mithali Raj, followed by a four-wicket haul from the left-arm spinner Sravanthi Naidu helped India Women to a 16-run win against Bangladesh Women in Cox's Bazar

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st women's T20, Vizianagaram

Siriwardene fifty gives SL first win of the tour

Jan 25, 2014: Sri Lanka Women turned their form around after being whitewashed in the ODI series, with a three-wicket win against India Women in the first of the three T20s in Vizianagaram

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd women's ODI, Visakhapatnam

Raj ton completes India's clean sweep

Jan 23, 2014: Mithali Raj marked her return as captain of the India Women's side with a clean sweep in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka Women

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ind v Pak, Women's World Cup 2013, Cuttack

World Cup exit overshadows India's consolation win

Feb 7, 2013: The contrasting moods of the India and Pakistan captains at the end of the seventh place play-off at the Barabati Stadium would have left anyone confused about the result

Amol Karhadkar in Cuttack

Ind v Pak, Women's World Cup 2013, Cuttack

India finish seventh after Raj ton

Feb 7, 2013: Mithali Raj's fourth ODI century, which came one match too late, helped India maintain their unbeaten record against Pakistan and end their World Cup campaign with a consolation victory

The Report by Amol Karhadkar in Cuttack

India v Sri Lanka, Women's World Cup 2013, Mumbai

An off day for all - Mithali

Feb 5, 2013: India's captain Mithali Raj was at a loss to fathom why everyone had an off day on the same day, as India failed to qualify for the Super Six stage of the World Cup, losing to Sri Lanka by 138 runs

Abhishek Purohit in Mumbai
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