Hamilton: Veteran Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Saturday became the all-time highest wicket-taker in the history of the ICC one-day international Women’s World Cup (WWC). With 40 wickets, Jhulan surpassed the 34-year record held by Australia’s Lyn Fullston (39 wickets).
The 39-year-old Jhulan Goswami achieved the milestone in the 2022 Women’s World Cup match against West Indies at Seddon Park here, when she dismissed Anisa Mohammed, who chipped straight up and substitute fielder Taniya Bhatia went back to complete the catch at mid-wicket.
England’s Carole Hodges (37 wickets) and Clare Taylor (36 wickets), and Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick (33 wickets) complete the list of top five wicket-takers in World Cups.
Also today, Jhulan’s teammate and skipper Mithali Raj broke the record for most matches as captain in the WWC when she stepped out to lead the country against West Indies for India’s third match of the ongoing 2022 tournament, which is being hosted by New Zealand.
Mithali went past former Australia skipper Belinda Clark’s record of 23 matches. During her career, which spanned from 1997 to 2005, Clark won 21 games, lost one and one match had no result. Mithali, who is possibly playing her last 50-over World Cup, has won 14 games, lost eight and one had no result in her career, which started in 2005.
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