Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Navadwīp, Bengal, India
Jhulan Nishit Goswami is an all round cricketer who plays for the India national women's cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women's cricket team. She was born on 25 November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal, India. In integral part of the team, Jhulan is noted for both her batting and bowling (right arm medium) capabilities. She has a Test bowling average of less than 20. In the 2006-07 season she guided the Indian team to first test series win in England. She won the ICC Women's Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011. Recently she is no more the captain of the Indian Women's Cricket team. She is succeeded by Mitali Raj. Currently, she is first in ICC Women's ODI bowling rankings(January 2016). Also she was the fastest playing bowler in world women cricket after Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired. In 2010, She received the Arjuna Award.