Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet awarded by CCI
Harmanpreet, Mithali and Jhulan have been stalwarts for the Indian team
Updated - Mar 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet Kaur have been integral elements of the Indian team for several years. During India’s World Cup campaign against Australia, Raj emerged as the highest-run score in Women’s ODIs surpassing England’s Charlotte Edwards. On the other hand, Jhulan Goswami is the leading wicket-taker in the 50-over format. Harmanpreet Kaur’s ferocity with the willow is an open secret as well as she has manifested the same for several times throughout her career.
She played a match-winning hand of 171 runs off 115 balls against Meg Lanning’s Australia in the semi-final of the Women’s World Cup, which eventually guided India to the final. She is currently captaining India in the tri-series involving Australia and England. The trio has recently been duly rewarded for their stupendous achievements as their careers have progressed.
The honour for the trio
The Cricket Club of India (CCI) conferred honorary memberships to Goswami, Raj and Harmanpreet on Friday evening. Premal Udani, the President of the Club, presented the membership cards to the Indian Women cricketers in the presence of Ratnakar Shetty, the GM Game Development of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Diana Edulji, a member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Jhulan Goswami has played 10 Tests, 166 ODIs and 61 T20Is with a combined tally of 293 wickets in her career. She is no mug with the willow either with three half-centuries in the limited-overs formats under her belt. Mithali Raj is a veteran of 10 Tests, 191 ODIs and 69 T20Is and has notched 8876 runs in her international career.
Harmanpreet Kaur has represented India in two Tests, 84 ODIs and 74 T20Is and is currently a stalwart in their batting lineup. While Jhulan and Raj are at the twilight of their careers, the Punjab-born Harmanpreet has a significant amount of cricket left ahead of her and is expected to carry forward the legacy of the two veterans of the Indian Women’s cricket.