In the history of women's international cricket, Mithali Dorai Raj is the highest run-scorer. She is a right-handed middle-order batter and occasional right-arm leg-break bowler.

Mithali Raj started playing the game at the age of 10 in her Tamil family in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Mithali's father is Dorai Raj, an Indian Air Force Airman (Warrant Officer).

Mithali Raj has played all three forms of cricket for India, test, one day and T20. She was selected as a probable for the 1997 Women's World Cup at the age of 14 but didn't make the final squad.

At the age of 16, Mithali Raj of India's 'Blue City' Jodhpur, Rajasthan, announced her signing by hitting 114 against Ireland in an ODI - becoming the youngest player to do so.

Mithali Raj made her Test debut against South Africa at Lucknow in the 2001–02 season. She broke Karen Rolton's record of the highest individual Test score of 209* in her third match of that season.

Among women cricketers who have batted in ODIs, Mithali Raj has 7391 runs, way ahead of the others, and still scoring runs.

 Mithali Raj made a record for the most consecutive 50s by a player at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup when she scored her seventh half-century in a row.