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Jhulan Goswami set for Lord’s farewell

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Veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami will call it quits in international cricket at Lord’s on September 24. This will be after the third and final ODI of India’s tour to England. She will exit the game as the leading wicket-taker in women’s internationals with 352 wickets across all formats.

Goswami, 39, was omitted from the previous 50-over series in Sri Lanka in July. But he was chosen to India’s team for the three ODIs in England on Friday. Goswami reportedly had a conversation with the team management about looking to the future. He also talked about developing a pool of talented fast bowlers who can play in different formats.

Goswami’s most recent appearance for India was in March of this year in New Zealand at the ODI World Cup. According to a board official, the BCCI wanted to give her a “proper farewell”. This is because Jhulan “couldn’t say goodbye on the field” after suffering a side strain prior to India’s last group match against South Africa. Her last Test match was in October 2021, and she hasn’t played in T20Is since 2018.

Due to fitness concerns, Goswami was scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in July but was unable to go. She wasn’t fully fit again until mid-July. Later the National Cricket Academy medical team gave their approval for her to be chosen for the England tour.

Goswami is leaving her options open for the first women’s IPL, which is slated to begin in March 2023. She is also in talks with a men’s IPL team about a mentorship position. For the upcoming domestic season, she will play for and serve as a mentor for the Bengal women’s squad.

In March 2002, Goswami, then 19 years old, started her international career. Over the next 20 years, she participated in 201 ODIs, 68 T20 internationals, and 12 tests. She has appeared in six 50-over World Cups and holds the record for most ODI wickets (252).

On September 10, 13, and 15, India will play three T20Is in England. It will be followed by three ODIs as part of the ICC Women’s Championship on September 18, 21 and 24.

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Pratik Pathak
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