Mithali Raj And Jhulan Goswami Together Break Playing Record By Dravid, Kumble, Ganguly

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are the longest test playing women cricketers alive and together, have surpassed the record set by their most able male counterparts.

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Indian women cricketers Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have reportedly set a new record together that challenges that set by their male counterparts, ace players Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly. At the India vs England test match Wednesday, the two women marked their careers as the longest-playing women test cricketers.


Raj and Goswami both touch 19 years and 153 days, ranking them among longest test-playing women cricketers in the world ever; they are behind only New Zealand player Vera Burt (20 years, 335 days) and English cricketer Molly Hide (19 years, 211 days), both of whom have passed away.

In Indian cricketing history, only Sachin Tendulkar's years in test cricket surpasses Raj and Goswami's.

About Mithali Raj And Jhulan Goswami

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami made their test debut in the 2001-02 season. As seniors in Indian women's cricket, both have individual feats to their name.

Raj began playing ODI cricket in 1999 and still plays the format. Her participation in the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup will mark her career as the longest individual one for any female player of the sport, at over 22 years. In September 2019, she retired from T20I cricket. Honoured as 'Lady Tendulkar,' Raj holds the rank for leading Indian run-scorer across formats.

Goswami is renowned globally as among the greatest fast bowlers in women's cricket history. With Raj, Goswami the Indian women's team to their first test series win in 2006 against England. She is only the second woman cricketer to be conferred the Padma Shri. Both Raj and Goswami's Bollywood biopics are in the works. Know more here.

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