The Indian cricket board has handed veteran seamer Jhulan Goswami one final game. The third One-Day International against England at Lord’s, according to a top BCCI official, “will be her last.”
The Indian team that competed at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham a few weeks ago did not include Jhulan. She was also not selected for the Indian team that faced Sri Lanka in July. In March, she made her last appearance against New Zealand.
Selectors reportedly spoke with Jhulan about the Indian squad moving forward and becoming ready for the future.
In exchange, the BCCI agreed to grant her a farewell game in order to recognise her contributions to Indian women’s cricket.
In her more than 20-year career, Jhulan played for India in 68 T20Is, 201 ODIs, and 12 Tests after making her debut in 2002.
She as well as Mithali Raj rose to prominence as the face of Indian women’s cricket.
The medium pacer amassed 352 wickets across three forms to become India’s leading bowler with the new ball.