India batter Jemimah Rodrigues will replace Heather Graham in the Northern Superchargers squad for The Hundred 2023. Graham pulled out from The Hundred as well from the ongoing Ireland tour after she suffered a calf strain.
Superchargers suffered another blow with injured Alyssa Healy also pulling out of the tournament with a broken finger, her Australian teammate Phoebe Litchfield has been named as her replacement. Birmingham Phoenix skipper Ellyse Perry has also been ruled out of the competition with a knee injury.
Rodrigues will play for a third time with the Superchargers. She previously represented them in the previous two editions where she accumulated 249 runs at a strike rate more than 150 in the inaugural season. She was unfortunate to miss the scoring opportunities in the 2022 as she pulled out of the event after a few matches due to a injury to her wrist.
“I’m so excited to be back in The Hundred. It’s a world class competition and I’ve had so much taking part in it previously. I was very disappointed to have to withdraw last year through injury so it’s great to be back. Headingley is a brilliant ground to play at, with great fans, and I can’t wait to be back out there” Rodrigues said.
Healy had suffered injuries to her finger during The Ashes, but has been part of the side in the series and also played the second ODI against Ireland, while Perry's injury occured during the match against Ireland. Both have been ruled out of the final ODI and The Hundred. Phoenix are yet to announce the replacement of Perry. Both will begin their non-surgery rehabilitiation back home in Australia.
In other news from The Hundred, Oval Invincibles will replace injured Beth Langston with Scotland's Hannah Rainey and Chloe Skelton has been named as a replacement for Georgia Davis at Welsh Fire.