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We’re on the countdown to the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup and India’s Mithali Raj will be aiming to lead her country to their first title
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We’re on the countdown to the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup and India’s Mithali Raj will be aiming to lead her country to their first title.

Ranked number four in the world, India qualified for the tournament after finishing as the winner of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka earlier this year, beating South Africa in the final.
The team has been in good form of late, recently crowned champions of a quadrangular series against South Africa, Ireland and Zimbabwe.

India boasts the second best ODI batter in the world, captain Raj, as well as the third best ODI bowler in the world Jhulan Goswami, who recently became the leading wicket-taker in women's ODIs.
India will start their campaign against hosts England on June 24 in Derby.

India’s squad: Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween.

Let’s look at how India has fared at previous tournaments…

Overall
1978-2013
Played 54, Won 28, Lost 24, Tied 1, No result 1
Leading run-scorer: Mithali Raj - 730
Highest score: Harmanpreet Kaur 107*
Highest wicket-taker: Diana Edulji - 31
Best Bowling: Purnima Choudhary - 5-21
Most appearances: Anjum Chopra - 26
Most appearances as captain: Mithali Raj and Shanta Rangaswamy - 12

Tournaments by the numbers…

2013
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2
Winner: Australia
Host: India
India’s leading run-scorer: Harmanpreet Kaur - 159
India’s highest wicket-taker: Jhulan Goswami - 9

2009
Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2
Winner: England
Host: Australia
India’s leading run-scorer: Mithali Raj - 247
India’s highest wicket-taker: Priyanka Roy – 12

2005
Played 8, Won 5, Lost 2, No Result 1
Winner: Australia
Host: South Africa
India’s leading run-scorer: Mithali Raj - 199
India’s highest wicket-taker: Neetu David - 20

2000
Played 8, Won 5, Lost 3
Winner: New Zealand
Host: New Zealand
India’s leading run-scorer: Anjum Chopra - 267
India’s highest wicket-taker: Rupanjali Shastri -10

1998
Played 5, Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 1
Winner: Australia
Host: India
India’s leading run-scorer: Anju Jain - 158
India’s highest wicket-taker: Purnima Rau - 10

1993
Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3
Winner: England
Host: England
India’s leading run-scorer: Sandhya Agarwal - 229
India’s highest wicket-taker: Diana Edulji - 14

1982
Played 12, Won 4, Lost 8
Winner: Australia
Host: New Zealand
India’s leading run-scorer: Fowzieh Khalili - 227
India’s highest wicket-taker: Shubhangi Kulkarni - 20

1978
Played 3, Won 0, Lost 3
Winner: Australia
Host: India
India’s leading run-scorer: Shobha Pandit - 42
India’s highest wicket-taker: Lopamudra Bhattacharj, Diana Edulji and Anjali Sharma - 2

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