Jemimah Ivan RodriguesAll Rounder
Date of Birth9/5/2000
Place of BirthMumbai, Maharashtra
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
The ‘wonder kid’ of Indian Women’s Cricket, Jemimah Rodrigues, started playing cricket with her brothers at a very young age. She made her U-19 debut at the age of 12-and a half during the 2012-13 season. After two years, she was selected in the Mumbai senior team. Now, she’s the captain in both the One Day and T20 formats in domestic circuit.
She came into limelight, when she slammed a double ton (202 off 163 balls, with 21 fours) in the U-19 match against Saurashtra at Aurangabad in November 2017 and became the second highest scorer after Indian opener Smriti Mandhana.
Along side Cricket, she loves to play hockey and basketball at school level. At the age of 10, she was picked up for U-17 Maharashtra hockey team.
She got her maiden call-up in the national squad for the 2018 South Africa series, which included 3-ODIs and 5-T20s. Although she didn’t get the chance in the ODIs but made her T20 debut against South Africa on 13 February 2018.
Idolizing Rohit Sharma for his consistent performances, Rodrigues loves to play Guitar.
Mumbai is called the land of batters and India has produced many such class players over the years. One such bright batting talent is Jemimah Rodrigues. Started at a very young age, Rodrigues was attracted to sports and has also played hockey for and represented Maharashtra in the under-17 category. She kept juggling between hockey and cricket and finally decided to focus on cricket. Her double century 202 off just 163 balls against Saurashtra in the year 2017 made everyone sit up and take notice of the stylish right-hand batter from Mumbai.
Short in stature, Rodrigues is a top-order player who relies more on timing rather than a power game. She is classy to watch and right since her younger days were earmarked for one to look out for in the future. She made her ODI and T20I debut in the year 2018 and since then has been the vital member of the team. In her debut T20 match against South Africa, she scored 37 and impressed one and all with her sound technique.
She has since established herself as central part of the batting line-up, for what looks like years to come. The youngster has shown the temperament and ability to cope with high-class bowling attacks in varied conditions, and has also proven herself in different situations – many of which have been under pressure. Jemimah Rodrigues can buckle down and create a solid foundation when the situation demands – as evidenced by her composed 72 in a T20I against New Zealand – but can also expand her repertoire and find the boundary with relative ease – as she displayed during a ruthless onslaught on Sri Lanka in 2018.
A handy part-time bowler and a terrific fielder, Jemimah Rodrigues is also is tipped to lead the country in the future. An easy-going person, the teenager is also popular among fans with her social media presence. She keeps her fans updated with funny videos of her either playing the guitar or playing pranks on her teammates, but when it comes to cricket she one heck of a talent.
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