The Hundred: India star Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Northern Superchargers

The Hundred: India star Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Northern Superchargers
The Hundred: India star Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Northern Superchargers

The Hundred: Young India batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues will play for Northern Superchargers in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in the UK starting on July 21.

The 20-year-old joins her T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, opener Shafali Verma and all-rounder Deepti Sharma in the 100-ball tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams.

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“I am really looking forward to it (The Hundred). Something new, something different,” Rodrigues told the BBC’s ‘Stumped’ podcast.

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“I have played for the Yorkshire Diamonds and my team is the Northern Superchargers. So, I have played a few of them before, Lauren Winfield is our captain,” Rodrigues added.

Rodrigues was named in India’s squad for the tour of England to play a one-off Test in Bristol from June 16, followed by three ODIs and as many T20Is.

She is currently part of the ongoing 14-day quarantine here with the rest of the women’s team and men’s squad.

England World Cup winner Lauren Winfield-Hill is set to lead the Northern Superchargers that also includes top Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy.

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Rodrigues, Kaur, Mandhana and Sharma were also a part of the now-defunct Kia Super League (KSL) in 2019, the ECB’s domestic T20 tournament that made way for the Women’s Hundred.

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The Hundred, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to start from July 21 with the women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London.

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