Mithali Dorai Raj is captain of the Indian Women's cricket team in Test's and ODI. She is the second highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and only the second female cricketer to surpass the 5,500 run mark.She is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs.
Mithali Raj was born on 3 December 1982 in a Jodhpur. Mithali's Mother tongue is Tamil, her father, Dorai Raj, was an officer in the Indian Air Force and her mother is Leela Raj. Mithali started to play the game at the age of 10 and at the age of 17, she was picked for the Indian team. Her ODI debut was against Ireland at Milton Keynes in the year 1999. She lives in Hyderabad, Telangana. She attended St. Johns school, Hyderabad for cricket coaching in her school days along with her elder brother. Mithali practised in Keyes Girls High School, Secunderabad often playing male cricketers in the nets. She has practiced classical dance for eight years and she quit dance to pursue her cricket career.