Jemimah Rodrigues joins Melbourne Renegades for WBBL07

Yet another Indian signing confirmed by the WBBL franchise as young sensation Jemimah Rodrigues has been picked by Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League.

Jemimah Rodrigues T20 World Cup 2020
Jemimah Rodrigues in T20 World Cup 2020

Jemimah Rodrigues who had a stellar show at the inaugural Hundred tournament was the talk of the town for many days. Melbourne Renegades finally, officially announced the news on their Twitter handle.

This would be Jemimah’s first-ever WBBL stint who has already represented India in 68 matches.

“I’m very excited to be here now and to be part of the Renegades,” Rodrigues said as quoted by the official website of Melbourne Renegades.

“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 for 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.”

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Team India is currently playing a multi-format series against Australia which gets over on 9th October. Following this, Jemimah along with her other teammates will head for WBBL.

Jemimah becomes six Indian to join the WBBL Tournament. Who are the remaining 5, click here to read.

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