Jhulan Goswami

Team India national women's cricket team India national women's cricket team
Born Nov 25, 1983
Nationality India India
Team History
India national women's cricket team India national women's 2002 - present

Jhulan Goswami succeeded Mithali Raj as the skipper of the India Women national cricket team in October 2008. In June 2007, when the Afro-Asia tournament was held in India, she was a part of the Asia squad. Currently, she is the 2nd highest wicket taker amongst Indian women with only Neetu David surpassing her.

During February-March 2007, the Quadrangular tournament was held in Chennai. Here, Goswami participated in 7 games and made 11 dismissals at 20.99. When this tournament was over, she had 96 wickets against her name. In May 2007, when the Asia Cup was played, she became the 4th women cricketer to claim 100 wickets in ODIs.

Goswami won the ICC Women’s Player of Year in 2007. This was a year in which no Indian male player was found worthy of any individual award.

The forte of Goswami is that she created movement off the pitch when the ball lands on the seam. Currently, she can bowl at 120 kph and is the fastest female bowler in the world.

Career Highlights

Jhulan Goswami has participated in 100 ODIs and in these has scored 420 runs at a batting average of 12. Her highest score was 46. As a fielder, she has taken 38 catches. She has bowled 4735 balls during which 2471 runs have been scored and 109 wickets have been claimed. Her bowling average was 22.66, economy rate was 3.13 and bowling strike rate was 43.4.

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