Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami is an all-round cricketer and former captain of Indian National Women’s Cricket Team. She is the speedster of Indian Women Cricket Team. She is inspirational cricketer to the millions of cricket lovers and cricket fans throughout the globe. She has achieved name, fame and recognition as an outstanding women cricketer.

She was the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team from 2008 to 2011. She also led the Indian women’s cricket team in women’s World Cup 2009. She is Arjun Awardee for her contribution to sports in 2010. She is also honoured with Padmashree Award in 2012. She is the second Indian female cricketer to receive this prestigious award.

Jhulan Goswami has achieved the rare distinction of becoming the first female cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets in February 2018.

Indian Government has issued an Indian Postage Stamp in her honour in April 2018.

Now She has retired from T20Is and her last T20 match was against Bangladesh in June 2018.But she continues to be in the Indian team in the other formats of the game.



Shewas born on 25.11.1982 in Chakdaha, a small city near Kolkata i.e. in the Nadia District of West Bengal.

She started playing at the age of 15. The inspiration to play cricket came from the World cup Final Match in 1997 in Eden Garden, Kolkata.

She used to come to Kolkata for training sessions. She had to wake up at 04.10AM to board a local train for Kolklata. Regularly she had to travel for nearly five hours to pursue her training sessions. She has really shown great dedication and hard work to become one of the best female cricketers of the world.


Jhulan Goswami
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Personal information
Full name Jhulan Nishit Goswami
Born 25 November 1982 (age 37)
ChakdahaWest BengalIndia
Nickname Babul
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 51) 14 January 2002 v England
Last Test 16 November 2015 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 61) 6 January 2002 v England
Last ODI 6 November 2019 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 25
T20I debut (cap 3) 5 August 2006 v England
Last T20I 10 June 2018 v Bangladesh
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 10 182 68
Runs scored 283 1076 405
Batting average 25.72 14.15 10.94
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 0/0
Top score 69 57 37*
Balls bowled 1,972 8,835 1,351
Wickets 40 225 56
Bowling average 16.62 21.48 21.94
5 wickets in innings 3 2 1
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 5/25 6/31 5/11
Catches/stumpings 5/– 64/– 23/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 January 2020

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Jhulan Goswami Quotes:

01. I cannot digest defeat, I am a very bad loser. There have been times when I got sleepless nights because of it. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


02. In our generation, obviously, there was only one who amplified this passion for the game of cricket in our country and that’s Sachin Tendulkar. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


03. We are happy that the current generation doesn’t have to struggle the way we or the ones before us did. It’s commendable the way BCCI is taking care of women’s cricket now. That’s why we are always wanted. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


04. I think our seniors set a very good example for us. Diana Edulji, Shantha Rangaswamy, Mithu Mukherjee, Lopamudra Bhattacharya, Purnima Rau, Anjum Chopra, Nitu David, Mithali Raj later on. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


05. People praise you only till the time you are performing on the field; the day you stop, won’t even look at your career. You have to be practical as a player and keep performing. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


06. I had good support from the other end too – Amita (Sharma), Rumeli (Dhar) bowled well too. If you don’t bowl well in partnerships, it becomes very difficult to pick wickets. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


07. Sadhu Sir was the toughest coach I ever got. I got a very disciplined life because of him. I have to be thankful. As a sportsperson, I feel, you need to have a strong base. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


08. Aaj jhagda karke aa gayi hoon khelne, next time kab aaungi yeh toh maloom nahin (I have fought with my parents to come here today, I don’t know when I will be able to come again). …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


09. Kitne logon ne kitna dantaa hai mujhe. ‘Ladkiyan bhi cricket khelti hain? They used to ask’. Beta, padhayi-likhayi karte ho kya? …JHULAN GOSWAMI.


10. We shattered quite a few window panes of our house, as well as that of the neighbours. There have been times when my mom would have to cook a fresh meal for the people whose food we spoilt with our sixes. …JHULAN GOSWAMI.





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Jhulan Goswami said on 19th September 2017 that a biopic on her is making with the working title Chakdaha Express. The biopic will be directed by Susanta Das, it will trace the Goswami’s journey from the Vivekananda Park nets in Kolkata to the Lord’s cricket ground in London, where India lost the World Cup final against England in July 2017.

Now it is in the news that the biopic on Jhulan Goswami will be played by Cinestar Anuska Sharma.

Already a teaser of the biopic has been shot in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In this, Anuska Sharma has been shown wearing an older version of the team India cricket jersey.

Again it was confirmed that tentatively the film is titled Chakdaha Express, which in reference to Jhulan’s native city Chakdaha, Nadia District in West Bengal.



Jhulan Goswami took her 300 wickets in International Cricket in September 2018 against Sri Lanka.

She was appointed as a bowling consultant for India Women’s National Cricket Team. She was also playing as a player-coach.

Looking into the overall performance of this talented cricketer it can very well be said that Jhulan Goswami is sure to play a very big role in Indian women’s cricket in future. This will be possible due to her talent and all-round experience.

….Ratikanta Singh.