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Fast bowler Jhulan Goswami retires from T20I cricket

Indian woman fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Thursday announced her retirement from the shortest format of cricket. In its release, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Goswami has bid adieu to T20I cricket.  

The 35-year-old Jhulan Goswami made her T20I debut in 2006. Goswami has played a total of 68 T20Is picking up 56 wickets which included a five-wicket haul against Australia in 2012.Her last game coming against Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup played in Kuala Lumpur. She went wicketless in her last T20I, going for 20 runs in two overs that she bowled.

Jhulan Goswami Bowling Stats

  Mat Inns Wkts Avg Econ 5w 10
Tests  10 18 40 16.62 2.02 3 1
ODIs  169 168 203 21.77 3.25 2 0
T20Is  68 67 56 21.94 5.45 1 0

She “thanked the BCCI and her teammates for all the love and support she garnered during her stint with the T20I team and wished them luck going forward”, the release added.

Veteran Jhulan Goswami has played 10 Test Matches and 169 One Day Internationals. He is the highest wicket-taker in the world in women’s ODI cricket. He is also the world’s first bowler to take 200 wickets in ODIs.

She is also the only Indian bowler with a five-wicket haul in all three formats of the game.

She won the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2007, the first Indian player to win it. In 2010, she received the Arjuna Award and two years later, became only the second woman cricketer to be conferred the Padma Shri, after Diana Edulji.

The news has come just a few months ahead of the T20I World Cup, which will be played in West Indies in the month of November later this year. Where they are placed with Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland.  


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