TNT Desk | February 07, 2018
India’s Jhulan Goswami became the first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets in ODIs today. Goswami, who made her ODI debut against England way back in 2002 achieved the feat against South Africa in the second ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship at Kimberley. The tall Indian fast bowler got rid of Laura Wolvaardt in the fifth over of the innings and got the first breakthrough for India after the visitors had put on a mammoth total of 302 for the Proteas to chase.
Jhulan Nishit Goswami was born on 25 November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal. She is an all round cricketer who plays for the India national women’s cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women’s cricket. On 1 February 2009, she was appointed to lead the team for the upcoming world cup.
An integral part of the team, Jhulan is noted for both her batting and bowling (right arm medium) capabilities. She has a Test bowling average of less than 20. In the 2006–07 season she guided the Indian team to first test series win in England.
She won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011. Recently she is no more the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team. She is succeeded by Mitali Raj. Jhulan is first in ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings(January 2016). Jhulan is the leading wicket taker (195) in the history of women ODI cricket.
Also she was the fastest playing bowler in world women cricket after Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired.
Goswami is noe the highest wicket taker in Women’s One Day International cricket.
She is also a recipient of several awards and honours like 2007 – ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year, Captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team (2008–2011), Fastest Bowler, 2010 – Arjuna Award, 2012 – Padma Shri, Leading International Wicket Taker among many others.