Former England women’s team captain Charlotte Edwards will be the team’s head coach, while former India all-rounder Devieka Palshikaar will be the side’s batting coach and Trupti Chandgadkar Bhattacharya has been appointed the team’s manager.
Goswami, a Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, is considered to be one of the greatest bowlers to have ever played the sport. In a career spanning 20 years, she took 350 international wickets. She holds the record of taking the highest number of wickets in women’s ODI history and the most wickets at the Women’s World Cups.
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Goswami rose to number one in the ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings in January 2016 and post her retirement has been helping groom the next generation of cricketers as the mentor of Bengal women’s team.
Edwards is widely regarded as one of women’s cricket all-time greats. She enjoyed a career spanning 20 years and captained England to ODI and T20I World Cup wins.
MI team owner Nita M Ambani, said, “I am delighted to welcome Charlotte Edwards, Jhulan Goswami and Devieka Palshikaar to the MI #OneFamily. It is wonderful to see more and more women in sport, excelling not just as players, but also as coaches, administrators, and support staff. This is an exciting time for women’s sport in India.
“Our female athletes have consistently made the nation proud on the international stage. More power to women as they spread joy and cheer through the power of sport and inspire a whole new generation of empowered women. We remain committed to supporting them in every possible way to scale even greater heights.”
Speaking about her team’s new coaching team, Mrs Ambani added, “I am sure that under Charlotte’s brilliant leadership and with the able support of our bowling coach and mentor Jhulan and our batting coach Devieka, our women’s team will build on and carry forward MI’s iconic legacy. I look forward to working closely with our coaches and the entire team on this very exciting journey ahead.”