Jemimah Rodrigues, a batter from India, has been signed by the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming eighth season of the Women’s Big Bash League. the announcement was made on Tuesday (WBBL).
Jemimah Rodrigues, a batter from India, has been signed by the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming eighth season of the Women’s Big Bash League. the announcement was made on Tuesday (WBBL). The 22-year-old batsman scored 333 runs for the Stars’ cross-town rival Melbourne Renegades during the previous season when playing for the Renegades. His strike rate was above 116. Jemimah expressed her delight upon joining the Stars by saying, “I am really happy to be a part of the family.”
It has been brought to my attention that I hold the distinction of being the first ever Indian player to sign with the Stars, and it is an honour for me to do so.
She continued by saying, “Melbourne has always been my favourite city in Australia, and I can’t wait to get back there.”
The batter, who was born in Mumbai, is also the first Indian woman to play for the Stars. She is also the third player to sign a contract for the eighth season of the Women’s Big Bash League, following the Indian captain of the Melbourne Renegades, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Pooja Vastrakar (Brisbane Heat).
Emimah was a member of the Indian team that competed at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The team finished in second place overall. Jemimah made her debut for India in 2018, when she was just 17 years old. Since then, she has competed for India in a total of 58 Twenty20 Internationals and 21 One-Day Internationals.
After Jemihah has finished her responsibilities for India in the Asia Women’s Cup, she will become a member of the Stars squad. The event will take place in Bangladesh from the 1st to the 16th of October.
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