Jhulan Goswami

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Jhulan Goswami, who has become synonymous with fast bowling in women’s cricket, will play the last international match of her career at Lord’s today. Team India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Now Indian players will take to the field for the first time on England soil with the intention of giving a memorable farewell to their ‘Jhullu Di’ by making a clean sweep.

It is every cricketer’s dream to play at least one match in the Mecca Lord of Cricket. Scoring a century or taking five wickets is a different matter. Not everyone is destined to play the last match of their career here. Sunil Gavaskar (though he played his last first-class match here) did not get this opportunity. Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath also did not get the opportunity to play the last match of their career at Lord’s.

Mithali Raj, who played with Jhulan Goswami for almost 20 years, could not even retire from the field. Now call it destiny or just a coincidence that Jhulan will play his last match at Lord’s. There could not have been a better farewell to this great player of five feet 11 inches. When she will enter the field to play the final match, everyone will be standing by the MCC site and giving her a guard of honor.
Captain Harmanpreet in form
The team would like to leave no stone unturned to make the farewell match of Jhulan, the poster girl of Indian cricket, memorable. Indian players made a strong comeback in ODIs after losing the T20 series 1-2. Even after chasing the target and setting the target, he won. Captain Harmanpreet is in form. He played unbeaten innings of 74 and 143 runs in the last two ODIs.

After Jhulan, the responsibility of Meghna, Renuka and Pooja will increase
On the other hand, the absence of opener Shefali Verma remains a cause of concern for the team. Harleen Deol has done well to establish herself as a reliable middle-order batsman. However, with Goswami’s retirement, the fast bowling attack of Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur and Pooja Vastrakar will need to go a long way. At the same time, talking about England, regular captain Heather Knight is not in the team due to injury and star all-rounder Nate Seaver due to mental health reasons. This has upset the balance of England.
First and final match against England itself
Jhulan played his first international match for India against England on 6 January 2002. She will also bid farewell by playing against England. When she stepped into international cricket, the current players of the team, Shefali Verma, Richa Ghosh, were not even born. Jemima Rodriguez might have been in the dock. Harmanpreet was dreaming of becoming a cricketer at that time in Moga, Punjab. Now Jhulan is retiring and Harman is her captain. Shefali, Jemima, Yastika Bhatia, Richa are fellow players.
A look at Jhulan’s career

  • Jhulan has been a part of the team that played two ICC ODI World Cup finals (2005 and 2017).
  • Jhulan has taken 353 international wickets (in all formats). His 253 wickets in ODIs, 44 in Tests and 56 in T20Is.
  • Jhulan, a resident of Chakdah town of West Bengal, who has played international cricket for 20 years, has also become the ICC Woman Cricketer of the Year (2007).
  • In the 2017 ODI World Cup semi-final, Jhulan clean bowled Australian captain Meg Lenning for zero. It will be a memorable ball for him.
  • Jhulan (253 wickets) is the only player in the world to take 200 or more ODI wickets. Shabneem Ismaili of South Africa is at number two, who has taken 191 wickets.
  • Jhulan Goswami has played 283 international matches (203 ODIs, 12 Tests, 68 T20s).
  • Experienced Jhulan has played 203 ODIs and is second only to Mithali Raj (232). Interestingly, in the two ODIs that Jhulan has played in the current series, Mithali was not the only reason to retire, otherwise both have played 201 ODIs in the same playing XI.
  • If we talk about time, then his career (20 years, 261 days) will be the second longest. She made her debut on 6 January 2002 and will now say bye-bye to the game on 24 September.
  • She has been one of the 11 players who scored 1000 or more runs and took more than 100 wickets in ODIs. He is also one of the three players who took 50 catches apart from 1000 runs and 100 wickets.
  • Six for 32 as captain in ODIs is his second best performance against New Zealand in July 2011.
  • Goswami gave 5592 runs in 9945 balls in ODIs and both are records in ODI cricket.
  • This Indian bowler got 94 players bowled, 56 players LBW and 102 players caught out.
  • 68 catches were taken in the ODI format, which is the second best performance.

Teams are as follows
India : Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, S Meghna, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (WK), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Harleen Deol, Dayalan Hemlata, Simran Dilbahadur, Jhulan Goswami , Tania Bhatia and Jemima Rodriguez.
England : Amy Johns (c & wk), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsi, Kate Cross, Freya Davis, Ellis Davidson Richards, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, EC Wang, Denny Wyatt.

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Jhulan Goswami, who has become synonymous with fast bowling in women’s cricket, will play the last international match of her career at Lord’s today. Team India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Now Indian players will take to the field for the first time on England soil with the intention of giving a memorable farewell to their ‘Jhullu Di’ by making a clean sweep.

It is every cricketer’s dream to play at least one match in the Mecca Lord of Cricket. Scoring a century or taking five wickets is a different matter. Not everyone is destined to play the last match of their career here. Sunil Gavaskar (though he played his last first-class match here) did not get this opportunity. Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath also did not get the opportunity to play the last match of their career at Lord’s.

Mithali Raj, who played with Jhulan Goswami for almost 20 years, could not even retire from the field. Now call it destiny or just a coincidence that Jhulan will play his last match at Lord’s. There could not have been a better farewell to this great player of five feet 11 inches. When she will enter the field to play the final match, everyone will be standing by the MCC site and giving her a guard of honor.

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