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Jhulan Goswami, Indian Woman Cricketer
Jhulan Goswami is the present captain of Indian Women’s Team. She plays domestic matches for east zone and Bengal as well.
 Jhulan Goswami, Indian Woman CricketerJhulan Goswami, a popular face in Indian women's cricket circuit, was born in the year 25th November 1983 in Nadia District, West Bengal. She is an all-rounder, and can contribute with both ball and bat. Jhulan, apart from playing for her national side, also plays for Bengal team, East Zone Women's Cricket and also in the Asia Women's XI cricket team. She is presently the Indian captain for the women's cricket team. She was appointed for this job on 1st February 2009 to lead the team for the World Cup.

She has a Test bowling average of less than 17. In the 2006-07 seasons she guided the Indian team to first test series win in England. Although not very strongly built, she bowls with a smooth, easy run up and generates decent pace off the pitch. Currently she is the fastest bowler in the world; her highest being 120kph. She also has the uncanny habit of bowling with extra bounce and surprise the batsman.

Jhulan Goswami, Indian Woman CricketerGoswami had a good outing at the Quadrangular tournament in Chennai in February-March 2007 taking 11 wickets at 20.99 from seven games. After that haul she needed only four more to become the fourth woman to reach 100 wickets in ODIs and she got to the landmark in May 2007 at the Asia Cup in 2008.

Presently she is the second highest wicket takers among Indian women cricketer, behind Neetu David. In June 2007, Goswami was part of the Asia squad for the Afro-Asia tournament in India. The following year, for the Australian tour, she replaced Mithali Raj as the Indian captain.

Cricket Statistics
Batting and Fielding Averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 11 2 263 69 29.22 0 2 5 0
ODIs 114 64 19 511 46 11.35 0 0 41 0
T20Is 18 11 4 109 33* 15.57 115 94.78 0 0 6 0 7 0

Bowling Averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1618 540 33 5/25 10/78 16.36 2.0 49.0 1 3 1
ODIs 114 113 5399 2828 135 6/31 6/31 20.94 3.14 39.9 3 2 0
T20Is 18 18 366 318 12 3/20 3/20 26.50 5.21 30.5 0 0 0

Achievements for Jhulan Goswami
She won the ICC Women's Player of the Year 2007, a year no Indian male player bagged any individual award.

(Last Updated on : 13/08/2014)
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