Jhulan Goswami ruled out of Twenty20 series vs South Africa

Jhulan Goswami, who became the first woman bowler to take 200 ODI wickets, has been ruled out of the five-match Twenty20 series against South Africa due to a heel injury

cricket Updated: Feb 13, 2018 11:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, Potechefstroom
Jhulan Goswami,India women's national cricket team,South Africa women's national cricket team
Jhulan Goswami played a big role in India women’s 2-1 series win against South Africa in the recently-concluded ODI series.(AP)

A heel injury has forced veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami to withdraw from the five-match T20 series against South Africa, starting in Potchefstroom.

“Goswami suffered a heel injury and underwent an MRI scan on Monday,” said the BCCI in a statement.

“The BCCI Medical Team in consultation with a local doctor felt that she needs rest for a couple of weeks to avoid any further impact on the bone. Upon her return, Goswami will consult a foot expert and will undergo her rehab process at the NCA in Bengaluru,” it added.

Goswami picked up five wickets in the preceding three-match ODI series which India won 2-1.

She did not feature in the third and final ODI after India had already secured the series. During the second ODI, she became the first female cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 11:15 IST