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Published On : Wed, Sep 4th, 2019
Sports News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Will Mithali Raj guide India to win 2021 ODI world cup after retiring from T20Is?

India’s legendary women’s cricketer Mithali Raj has announced retirement from twenty20 international cricket and the reason she quoted for quitting T20Is is to focus on 2021 ODI world cup to be held in New Zealand. That means she will not participate in next year’s t20 world cup. Hence the big question is will she be giving India the boost to win ICC cricket world cup 2021?

No doubt, India will be one of the favorites to win 2021 women’s world cup and many expertise predictions and betting sites have predicted India to win the championship. Now that things changed and Mithali retired, the odds are sure to be changed. But will Mithali’s decision help Women in Blue to get to the top on the world?

Well it’s not an easy job to be precise for 36-year old Mithali. According her, she is desperate to win a world cup for the country and make the nation proud. Age would be a major factor for Mithali to perform and bat like anything to score and take team towards winning the game.

Indian women team has never won One-Day cricket world cup though team appeared in two finals in 2005 and 2017. The last appearance was major setback for India as they were close to become world champions,but they couldn’t. England beat them in close encounter by 9 runs to win the tournament.

Eventually Indian side was led by Mithali Raj in 2017 world cup and she was crucial part of middle order.Now she is not going to have such kind of burden on her shoulders when she appears in the 2021 championship as she has left the captaincy. So she can focus completely on her batting. Fitness would be a major challenge for former Indian skipper as she has been playing cricket for 15 years and by the time of next ODI world cup, she’ll be 38.

So she must look for maintaining her body and keep up to date with game practice.

The twelfth edition of ICC Women’s cricket world cup is scheduled to be held in New Zealand and it will be played between 30 January and 20 February in 2021. England women’s will be title defending champions in the tournament. Australia, England and New Zealand are the winners of ICC women’s world cup and they’ll definitely be favorites.

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