Mumbai’s Jemimah Rodrigues Named In India Squad For South Africa

Mumbai Girl Jemimah Rodrigues

The latest sensation in women’s cricket, Mumbai’s Jemimah Rodrigues,  has been selected in the ODI squad for India Women’s Tour to South Africa. The All-India Women’s Selection Committee announced on Wednesday (Jan 10). Rodrigues made headlines late last year by scoring 202 in an Under-19 One-day tournament.

The teenager remained unbeaten by scoring a blazing knock of 202 runs off 163 balls in an Under-19 One-day tournament in November last year.

Earlier, she was also a part of India A team’s limited-overs home series against Bangladesh. 17-year-old Jemimah is now included in the Indian women’s cricket team, captained by skipper Mithali Raj. The Mumbai all-rounder will have to work hard to secure a permanent place in the Indian Squad.

Upcoming ICC Women’s Championship

India will play three ODIs against South Africa Women as part of the ICC Women’s Championship (2017-2020) in February. Further, Five T20s are also in the picture. Also, prior to the first One Day International at Kimberly, the Indian players will play a warm-up match in Bloemfontein on February 2.

Harmanpreet Kaur will take up the role of the vice-captain of the team. While young Jemimah has been named in the squad and earned her first call-up to India’s senior squad two other players 18-year-old Madhya Pradesh medium-pacer Pooja Vastrakar and Punjab’s Taniya Bhatia as the backup wicket keeper have also been selected.

The team consists:

Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav, Punam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk).

Jemimah is now the second woman after Smriti Mandhana to score a double-hundred in 50-over cricket.

Jemimah received the honour at this young age because of her excellent run in the domestic season. Moreover, she finished as the third highest run-getter in the recently completed Challenger Trophy.



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