It took a long time for the Indian women’s team to get recognition. During this many players came and went after showing their talent. The Indian women’s team came out of the struggle and got a name after hard work. At present, the Indian women’s team is considered one of the strongest teams in the world. The name wasn’t made in just one day, but years of hard work and penance are behind it.
Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami gave the Indian women’s team a different identity in the world. Both have shown a great game for the team for a long time and it continues to this day. The Indian women’s team has managed to make it to the final of the ODI World Cup twice and has done so once in the T20 World Cup as well.
Mithali Raj can be considered the most successful captain of the Indian women’s team. Not only this, she has made a lot of name playing for India in all three formats. Not many runs are scored in women’s cricket and this is the reason why only two ODI double centuries have been scored in women’s cricket, they are Amelia Kerr (232 runs not out) and Belinda Clark (229 runs not out).
There are also two players from the Indian women’s team who, while batting excellently in ODI cricket, achieved success in reaching close to double century but could not score a double century.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian limited overs team, scored an unbeaten 171 off 115 balls in the 2017 World Cup. During this, Harmanpreet Kaur hit the Australian bowlers into the stands several times. However, even after coming to this stage, she definitely regrets not being able to score a double century. However, it was of no fault of her own as the overs ran down. If there were more overs left, certainly she could have gone on to score double hundred.
In the women’s quadrangular series, Deepti Sharma scored 188 runs against Ireland in 2017. This is the highest individual score in the Indian women’s team’s history. Deepti faced 160 balls during her inning. The series featured the South African team, Zimbabwe and Indian women’s team, who won the series in the end. Deepti will definitely regret not being able to score a double century there.