Jhulan Goswami

Chakdaha Express | Highest Female Wicket taker


An all round Cricketer & Former Captain of the Indian national women's cricket team, Jhulan Goswami is known for both her batting & bowling capabilities. 

After the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Jhulan started taking interest in cricket and that’s how her journey started. She volunteered as the ball girl in the 1997 Women’s World Cup final match.

She did her training in Kolkata and post that she was asked to join Bengal women’s cricket team.

At the age of 19, she made her international debut in 2002 in a one-day International Match against England in Chennai. She debuted her Test on 14 January 2002 against England in Lucknow.

In 2007, she won the 'ICC Women's Player of Year' award with a proud fact that no other Indian male player bagged any individual award in that year.

In 2008, she also became the fourth woman to reach 100 wickets in ODIs at Asia Cup. She was the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team from 2008 to 2011.

She was conferred with the prestigious 'Arjuna Award' in 2010 & a 'Padma Shri' award in 2012.

In 2017, Jhulan was recognized as the fastest playing bowler in world women cricket, she surpassed Cathryn Fitzpatrick, to become the highest wicket-taker in women's ODI history.

She was the first bowler to record 200 WODIs wickets in February 2018. The same year, she took her 300th wicket in international cricket and an Indian postage stamp was issued in her honour.

On 12 March 2022, she became the highest wicket taker in Women's World Cup overtaking the previous record of Lyn Fullston.

In September 2017, Jhulan announced that a biopic on her is in the making with the title Chakdaha Express which is currently being shot starring Anushka Sharma as Jhulan Goswami.
Jhulan currently is a bowling consultant for the India women's National cricket team &  also is a mentor to the young group of fast bowlers coming through the ranks in India.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • ‘ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year’ (2007)
  • Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team (2008-2011)
  • Jhulan was conferred by ‘Arjuna Award’ (2010)
  • She was also given the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ (2012)
  • ‘Highest wicket taker’ in Women’s World Cup (2022)

Why Jhulan Goswami ?

Jhulan’s journey from a volunteer ball-girl to representing the country at the Women’s World Cup final is both remarkable and inspirational. She’s aggressive on the ground but utmost disciplined and dedicated towards her game. Jhulan’s work ethic and willingness to learn shows her fierceness just like her speed of bowling.

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