There is still scope for performing better as a team: Jhulan Goswami

Vastavam web: India exceeded expectations by reaching the ICC Women’s World Cup final but there is still scope for performing better as a team, feels veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami. Under the heartbreak of a final defeat at the hands of England, Goswami was able to reflect on one of the biggest moments in India women’s cricket history. “The important thing is that nobody from the first day thought we would be a finalist. We performed and started to believe in ourselves after that match, and in each given day everybody tried to contribute, as a team we believed that if we did well we could do it our way,” said Goswami, who took three crucial wickets in the final.

“We tried to contribute from all of us from the beginning. At this moment we must enjoy this journey, the whole team must enjoy the way we played, unfortunately this one was not to go our way. Her Lord’s outing also took her to tally to 36 wickets in World Cups the joint third highest while her three for 23 threatened to take the game away from the host and favourite England when they made 228 for eight. “We didn’t get any early breakthrough and there wasn’t much pace in the wicket, so for me it was about bowling a tight line and length. I tried to bowl in the right areas and not give them much room, they were using the crease and shuffling towards off stump, so we wanted to try and get them to play straight