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.
NEWS: India Women’s squad for ODI series against South Africa announced. @M_Raj03 to lead, young Jemimah Rodrigues gets her maiden national call-up. – https://t.co/RA3e9hMTxz pic.twitter.com/qV1LIatbRg
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 10, 2018
#BreakingNews #JustIn – #Mumbai teenager Jemimah Rodrigues in the @BCCIWomen senior team squad for the ODIs in #SouthAfrica thanks to her wonderful domestic season! pic.twitter.com/arHFskR2L9
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeople) January 10, 2018
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.
India Squad for South Africa ODI Tour announced. Teenage sensation Jemimah Rodrigues included. Knee injury forces Mansi Joshi. @Vastrakarp25 included in the Squad. pic.twitter.com/kLQaMlpzH6
— Women's CricZone (@WomensCricZone) January 10, 2018
Mumbai's Jemimah Rodrigues becomes the 2nd player to score a double ton in Women's U19 One-Day competition after Smriti Mandhana(224*) pic.twitter.com/zryrKLiGQp
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 5, 2017
Highest total aggregate in #ChallengerTrophy 2018:
Punam rawat 200+
Smriti Mandhana 194
Jemimah Rodrigues 179
Deserving contenders for opening in South Africa. Specially the new young gun Jemimah. What do you say @rohangava9, @chopraanjum ? pic.twitter.com/imK7EZ3DV4
— Yaduvanshi Ankit (@HumanYaduvanshi) January 8, 2018
Huge moment for Mumbai teenager Jemimah Rodrigues who has earned a maiden call up for India Women's team that will play 3 ODIs against South Africa Women in February. Jemimah grabbed eyeballs after she hit a double ton in BCCI U-19 women’s meet last Nov. @mid_day #CricketNews pic.twitter.com/TXwkxCEOBJ
— Noel D'Souza (@Noel2589) January 10, 2018
.@M_Raj03 to lead Indian Women’s Team for #SouthAfrica ODIs; #JemimahRodrigues includedhttps://t.co/88vkzx4YYK @BCCIWomen #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/emm9OULlzw
— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) January 10, 2018
#JemimahRodrigues is an Indian athlete. She is an allrounder on the Mumbai women's cricket team and is in the Under-17 Maharashtra hockey team.
She also played football and basketball.
Actually what is she??? How can one be this talented??#ChallengerTrophy #IndBluevIndGreen pic.twitter.com/qDCfGoWP3H
— ASHISH RAW (@iamAshishRaw) January 6, 2018
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