The Women in Blues skipper Mithali Raj hinted about her possible participation in the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand at the launch of ICC International Women’s Championship Cycle 2017-2020 in New Delhi on Monday.
“I am not writing off playing the next World Cup but I will have to get through these next three years to get into the fourth year for that World Cup. It is also important for me to see and analyze how my form is by then (2021), so right now I am looking at the World T20 (2018) and the other matches I get to play in 2018,” said the 34-year-old batter,” said Mithali at the event.
Raj, who went on to became the leading run-scorer in the Women’s ODI cricket in the last edition of Women’s World Cup earlier this year in England led her team to the final of the tournament but unfortunately lost to England by nine runs. However, the Indian team was praised by one and all for their fearless brand of cricket.
Mithali Raj & Co has acquired all the media attention after they landed in Mumbai from England and since then they are on a move with media appearance and felicitation. “It has been really busy since July but it feels nice to be appreciated and treated at par with men”s cricket. People want to know more about the lives of women cricketers. It was not the case back in 2005,” said Raj who also featured in final of 2005 against Australia.
Mithali is due to come out with her autobiography sometimes later this year where she pens down the transition of a woman cricketer from the 90th century to the 21st century.
Since the final against England, the Indian team has not featured in any form of cricket and will get back to international cricket when they tour to South Africa in January for three ODI’s and three T20Is.