Jemimah Rodrigues

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Jemimah Rodrigues
Rodrigues batting for India during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Rodrigues batting for India at the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Personal information
Full nameJemimah Ivan Rodrigues
Born (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 21)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 123)12 March 2018 v Australia
Last ODI3 July 2021 v England
ODI shirt no.5
T20I debut (cap 56)13 February 2018 v South Africa
Last T20I7 August 2022 v Australia
Domestic team information
2014/15–presentMumbai Women
2015–2018/19India Green Women
2019Yorkshire Diamonds
2021Northern Superchargers
2021/22–presentMelbourne Renegades
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 21 53
Runs scored 394 1127
Batting average 19.70 27.48
100s/50s 0/3 0/7
Top score 81* 72
Balls bowled 12 18
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 6.00 -
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/1 -/-
Catches/stumpings 4/- 17/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 August 2022

Jemimah Rodrigues (/ɛˈm.mə rɒˈdrɡz/ je-MEE-mə rod-REEKS;[1] born 5 September 2000) is an Indian cricketer.[2] She is an allrounder on the Mumbai women's cricket team and was in the Under-17 Maharashtra hockey team.[3][4]

In June 2018, she was awarded with the Jagmohan Dalmiya Award presented by cricketer MS Dhoni for Best Domestic Junior Women's Cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Jharkhand.[5]

Early life

Jemimah Rodrigues was born and brought-up in Bhandup, Mumbai, India along with her two brothers, Enoch and Eli. She is a practising Christian.[6] At the age of four years, she started playing season cricket. They moved to another corner of the city that is at Bandra West at a very young age to avail of better sports facilities. Her father, Ivan Rodrigues, was a junior coach in her school and she grew up bowling to her brothers. Jemimah’s father, Ivan, who has been coaching her since the very beginning, started the girls’ cricket team at her school. Jemimah enjoyed playing both hockey and cricket as a youth.[7][8]

Jemimah Rodrigues studied in St. Joseph's Convent High School, Mumbai and later in Rizvi College of Arts, Science & Commerce.[9]


Jemimah Rodrigues was selected for the Maharashtra under-17 and under-19 hockey teams. Her cricket U-19 debut was at the age of 12-and-a-half, during the 2012-13 cricket season. She was picked when only 13 for the under-19 state cricket team.[10]

Jemimah says that her father is her primary coach and her "Hero" and she owe all the success to him. Rodrigues is the second woman after Smriti Mandhana to score a double century in a 50 over cricket match. She scored 202* in just 163 balls in Aurangabad against Saurashtra team in November 2017. This score included 21 boundaries.[11] Just before this match, she also scored 178 off 142 balls against Gujarat team in the under-19 tournament.[12]

She was named in the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa to be played in February 2018.[13] She made her Women's Twenty20 International cricket (WT20I) debut for India Women against South Africa Women on 13 February 2018.[14] She made her Women's One Day International cricket (WODI) debut for India Women against Australia Women on 12 March 2018.[15]

In October 2018, she was named in India's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[16][17] Ahead of the tournament, she was named as the player to watch in the team.[18] Following the conclusion of the tournament, she was named as the standout player in the team by the International Cricket Council (ICC).[19]

In October 2018, looking at her striking achievements, Rodrigues was signed by a Sports Marketing firm Baseline Ventures, having to manage all her commercial interests. On 1 March 2019, she attended a ceremony of the Indian cricket Team's new jersey launch for the ICC 2019 World Cup, where other cricketers including Harmanpreet Kaur, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, and Prithvi Shaw were also present.[20] In January 2020, she was named in India's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[21]

In May 2021, she was named in India's Test squad for their one-off match against the England women's cricket team.[22] In the summer of 2021, Rodrigues competed in the inaugural Hundred competition for the Northern Superchargers. She excelled with the bat, averaging 41.50 and also posting the highest score of the women's Hundred with 92* against Welsh Fire.[23] She was the second-highest run-scorer in the women's Hundred tournament with 249 runs.[24] In August 2021, Rodrigues was also named in India's Test squad for their series against Australia.[25]

Rodrigues batting for Melbourne Renegades in the 2021-22 WBBL

She also plays for Melbourne Renegades in the 2021 WBBL.[26] In February 2022, she was retained by Northern Superchargers for the 2022 edition of the Hundred.[27]

In July 2022, she was named in India's team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[28]


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  2. ^ "India's potential Test debutantes: Where were they in November 2014?". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
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  8. ^ "Jemimah Rodrigues, 16, follows in Smriti Mandhana's footsteps, scores double ton". The Indian Express. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
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  12. ^ "Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues slams double century in 50-over cricket". Zee News. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Mithali to lead, Jemimah named in Indian squad". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 10 January 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 January 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. ^ "1st T20I, India Women tour of South Africa at Potchefstroom, Feb 13 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Australia Women require another 126 runs with 9 wickets and 38.2 overs remaining". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Indian Women's Team for ICC Women's World Twenty20 announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
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  18. ^ "Key Players: India". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
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  20. ^ "Women's World T20: Jemimah Rodrigues showed on debut that she belongs - Times of India". The Times of India.
  21. ^ "Kaur, Mandhana, Verma part of full strength India squad for T20 World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  22. ^ "India's Senior Women squad for the only Test match, ODI & T20I series against England announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Jemimah Rodrigues dazzles with 92* as Superchargers charge to emphatic win". Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  24. ^ "The Hundred Women's Competition, 2021 Cricket Team Records & Stats |". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  25. ^ "India Women call up Meghna Singh, Yastika Bhatia, Renuka Singh for Australia tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  26. ^ "Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Melbourne Renegades in Women's Big Bash League". India Today. 29 September 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  27. ^ "Mandhana, Rodrigues, Perry commit to Hundred as England players eye moves". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  28. ^ "Team India (Senior Women) squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 11 July 2022.

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