Mithali Raj may call for a quit from T-20 Internationals

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Sports| Indian women's cricket team veteran Mithali Raj can retire from this format of the game after the upcoming domestic T-20 series against England, while she will continue to play in the ODI where she is the captain of the team.

For the first match of the T20 series against New Zealand on Wednesday, Mithali Raj has not been selected in the last eleven. It has been reported that Mithali, 36, will not play further in this format after the domestic T20 series against England.

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The three-match of T-20 series against England will be played in Baraspara of Assam from March 4. A BCCI official told PTI on the condition of privacy, "Mithali understands that Captain Harmanpreet Kaur is concentrating on preparing a team for T-20 World Cup and there is almost no possibility of playing in that tournament. '

The official said, "Mithali should get a great farewell and it is likely to be against England." It has been indicated that Mithali will not be selected (in the last 11) in all the matches against New Zealand and the team A senior member of the management has conveyed this to her.

It is understood that Mithali understands the team management's point of view and the Cricket Board will give her a chance to retire on her terms from small format. The official said, "It is not yet decided that she will play in the entire series against England or will retire after the first match of the series like former fast bowler Ashish Nehra from men’s team."

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