Jhulan Goswami retires from the shortest format of the game

Shruti Banerjee
23 Aug 2018
Jhulan Goswami retires from the shortest format of the game

Jhulan Goswami ©BCCI

Indian pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami has retired from the T20I, 3 months prior to the ICC T20 World Cup in the Caribbean later this year. She has played 68 T20I matches and scalped 56 wickets at an average of 21.94 and an economy of 5.45 in her 12-year long T20I career.

Goswami made her T20I debut against England at Derby on August 5, 2006. Her last played match was against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur on June 10, 2018; where India lost to Bangladesh in the final. Her career-best 5 for 11 came against Australia in Visakhapatnam in March 2012.

Along with 68 T20Is, she has played 10 Tests and 169 ODIs so far. She became the Highest Wicket taker and the first woman to bag 200 ODI wickets earlier this year. The 'lightning lady' of Women's Cricket, Goswami was an integral part of the team which reached the final of ICC Women's World Cup last year.

"Goswami thanked the BCCI and her teammates for all the love and support she garnered during her stint with the T20I team and wished them luck going forward," BCCI stated in the media release earlier today.

She is the only Indian bowler so far who has five-wicket haul in all the three formats of cricket. In March, CCI honoured her the lifetime membership along with Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur.

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