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India’s Mithali Raj on number one spot in latest ICC Women’s ODI Batting Chart

Mithali has 753 points, while Perry and Satterthwaite are on 725 and 720 points respectively.

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Dubai, October 30, 2017 : Indian women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Monday rose one place to the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen.

Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand also jumped one place each to be at second and third spots while Meg Lanning of Australia has dropped from first to fourth after missing the series against England due to injury.

Mithali has 753 points, while Perry and Satterthwaite are on 725 and 720 points respectively.

Among women bowlers, India’s Jhulan Goswami remained on the second spot with 652 rating points, behind Marizanne Kapp (656) of South Africa.

Meanwhile, defending champion Australia’s 2-1 victory over England in the ICC Women’s Championship series has not only helped them garner four useful points but also regain the top spot in the women’s team rankings.

England had displaced Australia from the top spot for the first time after the annual update earlier this month.

Starting the series ahead on decimal points with both teams on 128 points, Australia made the most of the home conditions to prevail despite the absence of first-choice captain and leading batter Lanning, going up to 129 points and ensuring a two-point lead in the process.

Teams get two points for each win, one point for a tie or no-result and no points for a loss in the ICC Women’s Championship, which will see ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 hosts New Zealand and the three other top teams gain direct qualification to the pinnacle women’s 50-over event.

The remaining four sides will get a second chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier event.

India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the other sides in ICC Women’s Championship, which runs till 2020. (IANS)

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Mithali Raj looks Glamorous on Vogue Cover Page with Sharukh Khan, Neeta Ambani

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Mithali Raj has been featured on the cover page of Vogue magazine in its upcoming edition. On the occasion of its 10th-anniversary, Vogue India has released cover page of its October edition, where Mithali Raj is seen sharing space along with Shahrukh Khan and Neeta Ambani.

Mithali Raj is looking absolute diva in the picture, her fans are amazingly surprised by seeing her in the all-new avatar off the field. Mithali’s killer looks have graced the cover page of the Vogue magazine.

On @VOGUEIndia‘s 10th Anniversary Cover, with @imsrk and #NitaAmbani.

Such a pleasure this has been 🙂 https://t.co/fwO5cvAkzM

— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) September 26, 2017

Some celebrities of B-town have also shared the picture on social media praising her for the contribution and respect she has brought to the country as a sportswoman.

Mithali Raj is the first women batsman to have scored over 6,000 ODI runs. Recently she was seen on the sets of KBC, where she played the popular quiz game along with her team members.

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10 amazing sportswomen who made India proud in 2015

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In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call of “Beti Bachao”, Indian sports have come out of it and witnessed a sea change with more and more sportswomen making the country proud with their achievements.

Here is a list of female sportsperson who had brought immense glory to the country.

  1. MITHALI RAJ (CRICKET)

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Indian skipper Mithali Raj created history when she became the first woman to cross the 5000 runs milestone in One-Day Internationals. Mithali also became the second highest run getter of all time in women’s cricket.

She was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award in January 2015 for her contribution in the cricket.

  1. HEENA SINDHU (AIR PISTOL)

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The former world number one lived up to the billing when she bagged the gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event in 2015 Asian Air Gun Championships in New Delhi.

  1. DEEPIKA KUMARI (ARCHERY)

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In 2015, Deepika’s first medal came at the second stage of the Archery World Cup, where she won a bronze in the individual event. The latter half of the year saw her winning the Silver Medal in 2015 Archery World Cup final.

She was bestowed with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in the year 2012 by President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

  1. SAINA NEHWAL (BADMINTON)

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The Ace champion won the 2015 India Open Grand Prix Gold by defeating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final. She became the first Indian woman shuttler to reach the finals of All England Open Badminton Championship but lost to Carolina in the final. She became World number 1 after she won her maiden women’s singles title at the India OpenBWF Super Series and was finally declared the first Indian women’s player to be World No.1 in badminton.

  1. JOSHNA CHINAPPA (SQUASH)

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Veteran Joshna Chinappa made a record after she became the highest ranked Indian in the world professional squash circuit in 2015.

She won the 2015 Women’s Victorian Open Melbourne after upstaging the second seed Line Hansen to win the title.

  1. SANIA MIRZA (TENNIS)

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Currently ranked number 1 in women’s doubles, India’s tennis sensation Sania Mirza won a plethora of trophies in 2015. Sania Mirza partnered with Martina Hingis and became the first Indian player to win women’s doubles Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2015. She also became the second tennis player to receive the country’s highest sporting honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. She also won Sydney International (Sydney) with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. With Swiss Martina Hingis she also won Indian Wells Masters (Indian Wells), Miami open, Family Circle Cup (Charleston), US Open (New York), Guangzhou International Women’s Open (Guangzhou), Wuhan Open (Wuhan), China Open (Beijing) and WTA Finals (Singapore) in 2015.

Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.

  1. DIPA KARMAKAR: THE GOLDEN GIRL (GYMNASTICS)

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This golden girl of Tripura became the first Indian to participate in the finals of World Gymnastics Championship and scored 14.900 points in the women’s vault qualification in the World Gymnastics Championships 2015 in Glasgow followed by a women’s vault bronze medal which she clinched at the Asian Championships 2015 held in Hiroshima, Japan. She received the prestigious Arjuna award for her achievements.

  1. LALITA BABAR (ATHLETICS)  

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Lalita Babar, the Maharashtra athlete, bagged a gold medal in the women’s 3000m
steeplechase in the National Open Championship and created a new record by clocking in 9 hours, 39 minutes breaking the previous record of 10 hours, 8 minutes set by Sudha Singh. Lalita is the first Indian who smashed her own national record and qualified for the women’s 3000m steeplechase final in the World Athletics Championships.

  1. DEBORAH HEROLD (CYCLING)

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Deborah made history in 2015 when she became the first cyclist from India to attain world ranking as high as four, achieving it in the 500m Time Trial event. This fast rising name in the world cycling charts further added to her growing accolades by winning three medals (one gold and two silver) at the Track Asia Cup in the Capital last month.

10. ARUNIMA SINHA (MOUNTAINEER)

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Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest. Losing her leg in a train accident did not deter this mountaineer who is also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.

This former national volleyball player has written a book “Born again on the mountain”, launched by Prime minister of India Narendra Modi in December 2014.

She was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

(Image courtesy: scoopwhoop.com)