Jemimah Rodrigues is all set to don the green jersey as she has joined the Melbourne Stars ahead of the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
The 22-year-old former Renegades player appeared in 13 games. She scored 333 runs at an average of 27.75 and a strike rate of 116.6 the previous seasons, having made the transfer.
The right-handed batter has been in outstanding form since rejoining the Indian team earlier this year. She had been left off the team for the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
She contributed significantly to the Women in Blue’s batting unit in the Commonwealth Games. She scored 146 runs in five innings, including an essential 33 in the summit match.
Meg Lanning’s participation is questionable because she took an indefinite vacation from the sport after guiding her team to a gold medal. Thus, Rodrigues will be key for the Stars at the head of the order.
However, the Stars will be without her for the first two games. Because India is set to participate in the Asia Cup from October 1 to October 16.
In a statement released by the franchise, she said, “I am super excited to be a part of the Stars family. I’ve been told that I’m the first-ever Indian to sign for the Stars, and it is my honour to do so. Melbourne has always been my favourite city in Australia, and I can’t wait to get back there.”
👋 Hi @JemiRodrigues pic.twitter.com/RbrYXSShmg
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) September 6, 2022
The Stars’ general manager, Blair Crouch, said the club is excited for her to become a fan favourite and that her signing marks a historic day for the team.
“We have a huge following in India, and to add a player of Jemimah’s quality to our squad is a huge coup for the club. I’m sure Jemimah will quickly become a fan favourite, and we look forward to seeing her as part of the Stars Family in WBBL|08,” she concluded.
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