In 2005, Mithali became the permanent captain of India. She is the only female player to have captained India in more than one ICC ODI World Cup final, doing so twice in 2005 and 2017. On 1 February 2019, during India’s series against New Zealand Women, Mithali became the first woman to play in 200 ODI matches.
Jhulan Goswami-Bengal hasn’t seen the rise of many international level cricketers from its fields. But there are few names that have made Bengal proud enough to inspire. From Bengal, has risen ‘Dada’ Sourav Ganguly, Former Indian Men’s Cricket Team Captain, and a well-renowned name in the International Cricket Arena. Also from Bengal has risen another Former Captain for the Women’s Cricket Team, Jhulan Nishit Goswami, the Chakdaha Express.
Rumeli Dhar is the perfect allrounder: accurate with her medium pace; elegant with her top-order batting, and an excellent fielder to boot. Several match-winning performances at the 2005 World Cup in South Africa propelled India into the final where they were undone by the classy Australians. She played for Young India the following winter against Pakistan. Dhar opened the bowling along with Jhulan Goswami in the Quadrangular tournament in Chennai in February-March 2007 and bowled her ten overs on the trot with surprising economy. She has been picked for the Afro-Asia tournament in June in India. The Asia and Africa women will play a Twenty20 game on June 5.
Cricinfo Staff May 2007
Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar is the Captain of the Indian women’s cricket team in T20 internationals. She is an all-rounder, and became the first woman cricketer in India to score a T20 century in a match against New Zealand in 2018. She was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2017, the second highest sporting honor in India after the Khel Ratna.