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Not writing myself off from 2021 Cup: Mithali Raj

PTI
Published : Oct 10, 2017, 6:34 am IST
Updated : Oct 10, 2017, 6:35 am IST

The Indian team has had no cricket since July and only play their next series in February.

Mithali Raj
 Mithali Raj

New Delhi:  India’s inspirational women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj is open to playing a sixth World Cup in 2021 provided form and fitness don’t let her down.

The 34-year-old, who led India to the final of the 2017 edition, had earlier said that the tournament that took place in England in June-July earlier this year would be her last. Now it seems the leading run-getter in ODIs has had a change of heart.

 

“I am not writing off playing the next World Cup but I will have to get through these next three years to get into the fourth year for that World Cup,” Raj said on Monday.

“It is also important for me to see and analyse how my form is by then (2021), so right now I am looking at the World T20 and the other matches I get to play in 2018.”

The Indian team has had no cricket since July and only play their next series in February. With their stellar showing in the World Cup, the players, including Raj, have become household names and attended a series of felicitations ever since returning home. So much so that Raj only recently got the time to unpack.    

 

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