Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues, who recently made headlines by scoring 202 in an Under-19 One-day tournament, has been selected in India A team’s limited overs home series against Bangladesh.
A senior and women’s team with two members from the Indian World Cup team -- pacer Mansi Joshi and second wicketkeeper Nuzhat Parveen -- are included in the squad, which would be led by Anuja Patil.
Jemimah is now the second woman after Smriti Mandhana to score a double-hundred in 50-over cricket
Patil will take up the skipper's position for both formats of the game - ODI and T20. The series is set to have three ODIs and T20I matches. But before they take on the visiting Bangladesh A side, a couple of practice matches will be played in Alur.
The 17-year-old Jemimah scored a blazing knock of 202 runs off 163 balls in an Under-19 One-day tournament. She leads the Mumbai U19, West Zone U19 and U23 side. She also batted in the senior Indian women’s camp, which was held in Bangalore.
The very versatile girl has also played hockey and if you someday see her practising with guys above her age, don’t be surprised. “I was the center-forward of my school team, St Joseph’s, and have played nationals for the Mumbai and Maharashtra junior hockey teams,” Jemimah told Hindustan Times.
Jemima Rodrigues In A squad ? https://t.co/Sg9ICQ4n8a— Amit Bhilwade (@ab619cricket) November 21, 2017
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
Members of the teams are:
India ‘A’ Team for One-Day matches: Anuja Patil (Captain), S Meghana, Neha Tanwar, Nuzhat Parveen (WK), Kavita Patil, Preeti Bose, Shivangi Raj, Devika Vaidya, V R Vanitha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Neenu Choudhury, Mansi Joshi, Sukanya Parida, Priyanka Priyadarshani, M D Thirushkamini
India ‘A’ Team for T20 matches: Anuja Patil (Captain), S Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Swagatika Rath, Pooja Vastrakar, T P Kanwar, Soni Yadav, Ramya S Doli, V R Vanitha, D Hemlatha, Devika Vaidya, Tanya Bhatia (WK), Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, Tarannum Pathan.
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