Cricket Current Affairs - 2020

Jhulan Goswami named Highest Wicket-Taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals

Jhulan Goswami has become the highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals. Goswami has so far taken 181 wickets in 153 matches. She has broken the world record held by Australia fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick who has taken 180 wickets during India’s ongoing match against South Africa in the Women’s Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom. She achieved this feat with the wicket of No.11 batsman Raisibe Ntozakhe of South Africa.

Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami is a right arm fast bowler who made her one-day debut back in 2002. She is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the women’s cricket. Her best bowling figures is 6 for 31. So far, she has two five-wicket hauls in ODIs. She has awarded with Arjuna Award in 2010 and Padma Shri in 2012.

Kashmir based Saqib Majeed has bagged 2016 Wisden-MCC Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’ Award

Kashmir based freelance photographer has bagged prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’ for capturing a stunning image of boys playing cricket at the Nishat garden in the outskirts of Srinagar. With this Saqib Majeed has become the first Kashmiri and second Asian after Atul Kamble to receive the prestigious award.

Saqib Majeed is an engineer by profession. Every year MCC publishes a book with a title ‘Wisden Cricketer Almanack’ that includes best sports pictures that were taken across the globe. This year’s edition of the book will also feature Majeed’s picture.

Wisden Cricketer Almanack is a cricket reference book published annually by the MCC in the United Kingdom. The book is hailed as the world’s most famous sports reference book.