ICC World Cup 2019: “Indian side will get a tough fight in the semi-final”: Mithali Raj

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July 7, 2019 11:56 pm

India have been going through a pretty good phase in the ongoing ICC World Cup where they have sealed the semi-final spot as the leading team with 15 points from 9 games where they faced a defeat only to the host England and the game against New Zealand was washed out. However, India ODI captain Mithali Raj said that they will get a tough fight in the semi-final match against the Kiwis.

Mithali Raj further said that India are a well-balanced team as they are the best batting and bowling side. However, the team need to maintain the same performance in the rest of the tournament.

“Indian side will get a tough fight in the semi-final and hopefully in finals. We have the best bowling and batting side, and we have to continue the same,” Mithali Raj said to ANI during an event on Sunday.

She further added although India is a strong side, cricket is an unpredictable game so anything can happen.

“India is in a strong position but cricket is an unpredictable game and anything can happen in it. The way Bangladesh have played in the tournament is commendable. At the time, England were looking that they will not qualify for semis but they bounced back strongly,” Raj added.

Mithali Raj

India won their final group league game against Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Saturday and jumped upto the top position in the points table. On the other hand, Australia faced a 10-run loss to South Africa and finished at second in the points table.

India will take on New Zealand in the first semi-final match at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 9.

Mithali Raj has played in the 203 ODIs so far where she scored 6720 runs for India. She is the leading run-scorer in the Women’s Cricket. The 36-year-old also captained India twice in the 50-over World Cup in 2005 and 2017. Along with this, she has many achievements in her name.

While asking about whom she wants to see in her biopic movie, she shared, “Nobody has contacted me as of now, but the actor who will play my character on the screen should have to learn cricket really well and should know everything about cricket. This will be the only challenge for the actor while portraying my role.”

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