The spearhead of the Indian bowling attack, Jhulan Goswami became the first recipient of the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award in 2007. She emerged as India’s frontline pacer in 2000 after a consistent run that saw her taking thirteen wickets in the 2005 World Cup and dominant performances against England at home and away. Her 10-78 at Taunton took India to a historic Test win on English soil. She is only the second Indian, after Neetu David, to take 100 wickets in ODIs in 2008. She was appointed captain of India in 2008-09 and led the side to the third spot in the World Cup and ICC World T20 in 2009. She became only the third Indian, after her predecessors Anjum Chopra and Mithali Raj, to play 100 ODIs during the competition.