This year (2022) has seen quite a few retirements and the Indian women’s cricket team has alone seen the retirements of Karuna Jain, Vanitha VR, Mithali Raj, Rumeli Dhar and now Jhulan Goswami, who’s on the verge of retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Former India regular feature and wicket-keeper-batter, Karuna Jain, 36, announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket. In 9 Test innings, she got to 195 runs at a strike rate of 33.21 and an average of 21.66 with the highest score of 40. In 40 ODI innings, she got to 987 runs at an average of 29.02 with the highest score of 103 and in the T20I format in 3 innings got to 9 runs.
Indian opener, Vellaswamy Ramu Vanitha had a very brief career spanning about 2 years from 2014-16. Vanitha in 6 ODI matches scored 85 runs averaging 17 at a strike rate of 68 with the highest score of 27. In 15 T20I innings, she scored 216 runs at an average of 14.40 and a strike rate of 109.09. The highest she got to in this format was 41 runs.
Indian legend and an icon of women’s cricket, Mithali Raj has scored 699 runs in 19 Test innings averaging 43.68 and has the highest score of 214 in the format. In 211 ODI innings, Mithali has got to 7805 runs at an average of 50.68 and has got the highest score of 125*. The shortest, T20I format has seen her get to 2364 runs in 84 innings at an average of 37.52 with the highest score of 97*.
All-rounder, Rumeli Dhar made her test debut for India in 2005 at Delhi, the format has seen her score 236 runs with a one-half century in her 4 Test outings and bag 8 wickets. In her 78 ODI’s, she scored 961 runs and bagged 63 wickets, with six half-centuries since her debut against England in 2003 at Lincoln. In her T20I career of 18 games, she’s bagged 13 wickets and scored 131 runs.
Another cricket icon and a legend of Indian cricket, Jhulan Goswami is all set to play her farewell game at Lords against England in September 2022. She in ODI’s has bagged 252 wickets in 200 innings with best figures of 6/31 and has got a stunningly brilliant average of 3.37, with bat in hand she’s got 291 runs in 15 innings with the highest score of 69. In Test cricket, Jhulan has bagged 44 wickets in 12 matches (21 innings) with best figures of 5/25 in an innings, with bat in hand she’s got 1228 runs in 120 innings with the highest score of 57. In 67 T20 innings, she’s picked up 56 wickets with best figures of 5/11 and in 46 batting innings has got 405 runs with the highest score of 37*.