Jhulan Goswami Women Cricketer – Early Life, Career & Achievements

Jhulan Nishit Goswami (Jhulan Goswami) Indian women cricketer was born on 25 November 1982 (age 34). This all-round cricketer apart from Indian women team also plays for Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women’s cricket. Goswami was the ex-captain for Indian women cricket team (2008-2011). As now the captaincy charges were taken by Mithali Raj.

ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award

ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year Award

She now the leading wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs, going past Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick record of 180 wickets. Also, she was the fastest playing bowler in world women cricket after Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired. She has also been an inspiration for young cricketers. “Pakistan bowler Kainat Imtiaz reveals India’s Jhulan Goswami as her inspiration

Awards & Achievements

*2007 – ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year

*Captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team (2008-2011)

*Fastest Bowler

*2010 – Arjuna Award

*2012 – Padma Shri

*Leading International Wicket Taker

Physical Status

Height : 5.11′ (appx)
Weight : 75 kgs (appx)


Mother: Not Known
Father: Not Known

Husband: Not Known

Early Life

Goswami was born in a middle-class family in Chakdaha, Nadia district of West Bengal on 25 November 1982. At the age of 15, she took cricket as her career, before this she was a big fan of football. She was inspired by Belinda Clarke’s victory lap watching 1997 women’s world cup world cup final live at the stadium.

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Jhulan Goswami Fastest Ball at 120 kph

jhulan goswami fastest ball

Like other parents Jhulan parents also want her to focus on her studies but she realized the love towards the cricket grew. She travelled to Kolkata to take the step in further training along with her studies to manage both things made her stuff yet she continued her hard work. she loves watching movies and reading books besides cricket.


In 2002 at the age of 19, she made her WODI debut against England in Chennai. Her Test International debut was on 14 January in the same year against England in Lucknow and T20 debut was on 2006 in Derby against England.
During the year 2006-07 Indian Women Team won their first victory, Goswami Scoring 55 as night-watchmen and taking her career-best match figures of 10 (78/5 and 45/5) in the second Test at Taunton.

Goswami Tying A Rakhi to Laxmiratan Shukla

Jhulan Goswami Tying A Rakhi to Former Bengal Sports Minister Laxmiratan Shukla

In 2007 She won the “ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year” and also she has been a member of Asian squad in the Afro-Asia tournament in India.

Later 2008, She became the 4th women to reach 100 wicket mark in ODIs at Asia cup.
In 2010 she was awarded the Arjun Award and in 2012 she became second Indian women cricketer to receive Padma Shri.

Jhulan Goswami Receiving Arjuna Award

Jhulan Goswami Receiving arjuna award

Jhulan Goswami also has 40 Test wickets to her name in 10 matches. Overall, she has 271 international wickets in 223 games and has scored 1593 runs with 3 50s.

In May 2017, Goswami became the leading wicket-taker in ODIs when she took her 181st wicket against South Africa at PUK Oval, Potchefstroom, surpassing Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick

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