Fast-bowler Jhulan Goswami calls it a day from T20Is
The speedster donned the national colours in 68 T20 matches.
Updated - Aug 23, 2018 3:41 pm
The Indian women’s team has had quite a few players who have gone on to make a name for themselves at the highest level, fast-bowler Jhulan Goswami is one of them. She made her international debut back in 2002 in an ODI against England Women in Chennai. Thereafter, the 35-year-old speedster hasn’t looked back by any means and has only grown in stature as her career has progressed.
After her ODI debut, she made forayed into Test cricket against England Women in Lucknow. 2006 saw her making her maiden appearance in the T20 format for the national team. Recently, it has been learned that the Bengal-born cricketer has decided to hang her boots from T20Is as per reports in the official website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
A glorious career in the shortest format
Jhulan represented her country in 68 matches in the T20 format in which she notched 56 wickets at an average of 21.94. Moreover, she was miserly as she conceded runs at an economy of 5.45, which is deemed to be stupendous in a generation of slam-bang cricket. Her best bowling figures of 5/11 came against Australian Women, captained by Jodie Fields, back in 2012.
She was no mug with the bat either and notched 405 runs at an average of 10.94 and a highest score of 37 not out against Sri Lanka Women in Vishakhapatnam back in 2014. Her last appearance for India in the shortest format was in the Asia Cup back in June. She couldn’t quite come into her own in the event and could manage only one wicket in four matches at an economy rate of six.
Jhulan also played in the IPL exhibition match at Wankhede Stadium, representing the Trailblazers, led by Smriti Mandhana. Parking aside her T20 career, she has wielded her magic in the One Day format as well. She is the leading wicket-taker in the 50-over format in women’s cricket, having picked up 203 wickets. The seamer is also the only bowler in women’s cricket to have 200 plus wickets in the format.