Legendary India Women’s National Cricket Team pacer Jhulan Goswami and former India Women’s National Cricket Team head coach WV Raman have been offered coaching roles by the Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise for the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), according to a report in Sportstar.
The WPL is likely to be played from March 4 to 24 and recently the BCCI sold the teams at an auction in Mumbai, with the owners of Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, as well as the Adani Group and Capri Holdings winning the bids. Delhi Capitals won the bid to operate the Team Delhi in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL) for INR 810 crore.
Meanwhile, Jhulan bagged 255 wickets for India Women’s National Cricket Team in ODIs at an average of 22.04, an economy of 3.37 and a strike rate of 39.2 in her enormously successful career. The bowling legend played 12 Test matches and picked up 44 wickets at an average of 17.36, an economy of 2.02 and a strike rate of 51.5. Also, the 39-year-old represented India in 68 T20Is, where she bagged 56 wickets at an average of 21.94, an economy of 5.45 and a strike rate of 24.1.
Jhulan Goswami retired from women’s international cricket with the most wickets in history as she has 355 wickets to her name. She also has 43 wickets in Women’s World Cups, which is the record for most wickets in the marquee tournament.
We have offered the bowling coach role to Jhulan Goswami and we are sure that she will accept the offer – Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, who is the director of cricket at Delhi Capitals (DC), said that the management is confident that Goswami will accept the offer to be the bowling coach of the side for WPL.
“We have offered the bowling coach role to Jhulan and we are sure that she will accept the offer,” Sourav Ganguly, the director of cricket at Delhi Capitals, was quoted as saying in the report.
Ganguly added that WV Raman, who was the head coach of the India Women’s National Cricket Team from December 2018 to March 2021, has been offered the head coach role at the franchise.
“W.V. did a great job with the Indian team and that’s why we have offered him the head coach role job,” Ganguly, a former India captain and BCCI President, was quoted as saying in the report.