Mithali Raj spoke about her future in a virtual media interaction.© AFP
Indian women’s cricket stalwart Mithali Raj on Sunday said that she is currently focusing on the series against New Zealand and the ICC Women’s World Cup. In 2019, when Mithali had announced her retirement from T20Is, she had said that the 50-over World Cup would be her swansong. “Well, let’s see how things go there. Right now, my focus is on these two months, that is something I am looking to put all my focus and energy into the series and World Cup,” said Mithali in a virtual press conference.
India will depart for New Zealand to lock horns with the White Ferns in one T20I and five ODIs, beginning February 9 in Napier. And then the Mithali-led side would compete in the 50-over World Cup.
After the game against Pakistan (March 6) in the Women’s World Cup, India will square off against New Zealand (March 10), West Indies (March 12), England (March 16), Australia (March 19), Bangladesh (March 22), and South Africa (March 27) in the group stage.
Team India for 5 ODIs against NZ and ICC Women’s World Cup, 2022:Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
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