Eng W vs Ind W: Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami break Test records held by Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble- India women skipper Mithali Raj and pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami have broken a red-ball record and have left behind the likes of India legends Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Anil Kumble. The duo have become the India players with the longest Test career. They achieved the field when they took the field against England women in the ongoing one-off Test at Bristol.
Eng W vs Ind W: Both Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami had made their India Test debut on January 14, 2002 against New Zealand. Their playing career now spans over 19 years (and 156 days to be accurate). Only legendary Sachin Tendulkar is ahead with 24 years and one day in his Test career.
Former spin legend Kumble is placed on the sixth spot with an experience of 18 years and 85 days. He went on to play 132 matches in the longest version of the game. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly’s Test career lasted 15 years, 222 days and 12 years, 143 days respectively. The latter played 113 Test matches while Dravid made 164 Test appearances for India.
Eng W vs Ind W: Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami break Test records held by Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble
Having said that Mithali and Jhulan have played only 11 matches as there are not enough red-ball matches for women cricket globally.
Eng W vs Ind W: When it comes to women cricketers, only Vera Butt (20 years, 335 days) of New Zealand and Molly Hide of England (19 years and 211 days) are ahead of Jhulan, Mithali.
Besides this, Mithali Raj holds the record for most runs in ODIs. She has amassed 7098 runs since making her debut in 1999. Meanwhile, Goswami holds the record for most wickets in the 50-over format with 233 scalps.
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