Jhulan Goswami ruled out of South Africa T20Is against South Africa
The veteran sustained an injury which she has not recovered from.
Updated - Feb 13, 2018 11:45 am
Jhulan Goswami has been one of India’s greatest fast-bowlers to have played the game. She has notched wickets for her team and has been head and shoulders above the rest. The Bengal-born fast bowler is currently the leading wicket-taker in women’s international cricket. Recently, she also emerged as the first women cricketer to rack 200 wickets in One Day Internationals.
In the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa, she looked in prime form in the first couple of games. She returned with figures of 4/24 at Kimberley and restricted the South Africans during their run-chase. She also was economical during the second encounter at the same venue. However, the veteran triggered a heel injury which ruled her out of the third and final match of the series.
No T20Is for Goswami
To add to India’s woes, she hasn’t been included in India’s squad for the T20 International series against the hosts as per reports in Wisden India. She hasn’t recovered from the injury owing to which she won’t be taking part in the upcoming series. The bowler went through an MRI scan on Monday and the results aren’t positive by any means. The BCCI Women also share the news on their Twitter handle.
Update: Senior India bowler Jhulan Goswami has been ruled out of the T20I series against SA Women. Ms Goswami suffered a heel injury and underwent an MRI scan on Monday and has been advised rest for a couple of weeks.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 13, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has mentioned that they have consulted a local doctor in the country who said that she needs rest for a couple of weeks in order for the heel-bone to recover. Goswami will now head back to India and consult a foot doctor and then undergo a rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Goswami has been an integral part of the Indian team and her injury sparks as a major jolt for the Indians ahead of the all-important series. The first of the five-match T20 series will be played on the 13th of February at Potchefstroom and Harmanpreet Kaur, the T20 skipper, will have a task on hands to shepherd the national team without the services of the legendary cricketer.