Mumbai Cricket Sensation Jemimah Named In India A Squad
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.
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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
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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
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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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