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Stats: Jhulan Goswami, the most prolific bowler of women's cricket

The seamer retires as the only bowler with 350-plus wickets in women's internationals

Jhulan Goswami gets congratulated by her team-mates, England vs India, 3rd ODI, Lord's, London, September 24, 2022

Jhulan Goswami gets congratulated by her team-mates during her final outing  •  ECB/Getty Images

355 Wickets for Jhulan Goswami across formats, the most by any player in women's internationals. In 2018, she became the first player to reach the milestone of 300 wickets in the women's internationals. Since then Katherine Brunt (329), Ellyse Perry (313), Shabnim Ismail (309) and Anisa Mohammed (305) have also breached that mark.
20y 261d Length of Goswami's ODI career, from the debut in 2002 to the final match at Lord's. It is the second longest ODI career in women's cricket, behind Mithali Raj's 22 years and 274 days. Raj and Goswami are the only women to feature in 200-plus ODIs, having played 232 and 204 matches respectively.
1 Goswami is the only woman cricketer with 200-plus ODI wickets. She has 255 wickets in this format, 64 more than the second-best Ismail (191).
2 Bowlers with a five-for in all three formats in women's internationals, including Goswami. The Indian pacer completed this feat in 2012, following her maiden five-for in T20Is, while Jenny Gunn of England replicated it in 2014 with a maiden Test five-for.
43 Wickets for Jhulan Goswami in the women's ODI World Cups, the most by any bowler in the competition. All 43 wickets have been of different batters.
39y 303d Goswami's age going into her final appearance on Saturday. She is the oldest player to represent India in any format in women's internationals. Goswami is also the oldest Indian to feature at the women's ODI World Cup and the oldest Indian woman to play a Test match.
47.28 Percentage of ODI innings (87 out of 184) where Goswami registered an economy rate of 3 or less. Only on six instances she conceded more than six runs per over.
5 for 11 Goswami's bowling figures against Australia in the 2012 Visakhapatnam T20I. These are the best bowling figures for India in women's T20Is. She is also one of the three Indians to claim a six-wicket haul in women's ODIs.
3 Asian seamers, other than Goswami, with 100-plus wickets in women's internationals - Shikha Pandey (119), Asmavia Iqbal (114) and Amita Sharma (108). The combined total of these three fast bowlers is 341 wickets, 14 less than Goswami's tally.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo