Women Big Bash League (WBBL) club Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday (September 29) announced the signing of Indian star batter Jemimah Rodrigues ahead of the seventh edition of the tournament.
Jemimah Rodrigues has made a name for herself at the young age of 21. She is an explosive batter, who is already the 13th-ranked T20 batter in the world and has represented India in 68 matches.
She recently starred in the inaugural campaign of England’s The Hundred. She was the second-leading run-scorer with 249 runs at a strike rate above 150 playing for the Northern Superchargers.
“I’m very excited to be here now and to be part of the Renegades,” Rodrigues said.
“I think for me, the main goal over here will be just to pull back and play cricket, play some good cricket and enjoy what I’m doing. I know when I do that and when I’m in that headspace, I’m able to give it my best.
“The goal is, whatever happens, I want to give it my 100 per cent each and every time I’m on the field… and hopefully (we can win) the cup for the Renegades!
“I’m super excited, I’m really looking forward to it and there’s so much that I’m going to learn, I’m sure about that.”
WBBL Head Coach, Simon Helmot, believes Rodrigues can have a big impact on the Renegades.
“Jemimah is an immensely talented young player, who is already making her mark on the world stage at 21,” Helmot said.
“She was superb recently in The Hundred over in the UK. Jemimah is a dynamic player who can score quickly and to all parts of the ground.”
Rodrigues will join the Renegades’ squad in Hobart, following the conclusion of the Australia-India series.