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Jhulan Goswami becomes the highest wicket taker in Women’s Cricket World Cup

Veteran Indian speedstar, Jhulan Goswami, has now 40 wickets in World Cup, a feat that she achieved in India women’s team’s clash against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Jhulan Goswami dismissed West Indies batter Anisa Mohammed in the 36th over of the match against West Indies to pick up her 40th wicket in World Cup and become the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup. She surpassed Australia’s Lyn Fullston who had picked up 39 wickets in 20 Women’s World Cup matches between 1982 to 1988. Goswami achieved the feat in her 31st World Cup match. 

Most wickets in Women’s World Cup:

Jhulan Goswami     India         40
Lyn Fullston         Australia      39
Carole Hodges    England       37
Clare Taylor         England       36

 In an illustrious career spanning two decades, Goswami has taken part in five Women’s Cricket World Cup since 2005. Besides being the leading wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup, Jhulan Goswami is also the leading wicket-taker in women’s ODIs with 248 wickets from 197 matches.

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