Jhulan Goswami becomes 2nd Female Cricketer to play 200 ODIs for India

39-year-old Jhulan Goswami, playing her 5th World Cup tournament is a legend who needs no introduction. She has been the opening bowler for India since decades and continues to provide early breakthroughs with her pace bowling. In the must-win encounter earlier today against Australia, Jhulan Goswami added another feather to her illustrious cap.

 

Jhulan Goswami becomes 2nd Female Cricketer to play 200 ODIs for India. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Jhulan Goswami becomes 2nd Female Cricketer to play 200 ODIs for India. PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

After adding milestones like 40 Women’s ODI World Cup Wickets, 250 One Day International wickets, and 350 career wickets, Jhulan became just the second player to play 200 one-day Internationals in women’s cricket after Mithali Raj who was playing her 230th ODI match today.

In her iconic 20 year career, Goswami has been the leader of the bowling attack for most of the last 2 decades. In 200 ODI matches, she has picked 250 wickets at an average of 22.08. She has been at her best against England picking 75 wickets, 47 wickets against New Zealand, and 34 wickets against South Africa.

6 for 31 against New Zealand have been her best bowling figure. She has managed 7 four-wicket hauls and 2 five-wicket hauls. She has an excellent home as a way record as she has picked 108 wickets at home, 97 away, and 45 at neutral venues. Goswami has bowled a whopping 1633 overs and has 259 maidens in her 20-year legendary career.

In her 5 World Cup appearances, she has taken 41 wickets in 33 matches as on 19th March 2022. 4 for 16 is her best world cup bowling figure for her. In the ongoing 2022 World Cup, Jhulan has picked 5 wickets in 5 matches and has provided good starts with the ball in the majority of the matches.

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With the Speedster hanging up her boots post the world cup 2022, these records will be a benchmark for the current players.

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Dhanush Lavanya

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