Indian bowling legend Jhulan Goswami has been appointed as the mentor and bowling coach of the Mumbai Indians women’s franchise in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023) season.
The Mumbai franchise was bought by Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, part of Reliance for INR 912.99 crores.
On Sunday, February 5, 2023, the MI announced that former England captain Charlotte Edwards will be the head coach of the women’s franchise with Devieka Palshikaar, an all-rounder, who represented India at the international level, will be the batting coach. Trupti Chandgadkar Bhattacharya will be the Team Manager.
Jhulan Goswami retired from international cricket last year with 44 wickets in 12 Tests, a world record 255 wickets in 205 ODIs, and 56 scalps in 68 T20Is in a career spanning two decades.
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Talking about the appointments, Mrs. Nita 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 the 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.”