WBBL 2022: India batter Jemimah Rodrigues signs for Melbourne Stars

Star India batter Jemimah Rodrigues signed for Melbourne Stars on Tuesday, September 6 ahead of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) 2022 season

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Star India batter Jemimah Rodrigues signed for Melbourne Stars on Tuesday, September 6 ahead of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) 2022 season, starting in October. Rodrigues will become the first Indian player to represent the Stars in the WBBL.

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Jemimah Rodrigues had played for the Melbourne Renegades in the 7th edition of the WBBL and she makes the switch to their cross-town rivals. Rodrigues made a mark for the Renegades, scoring 333 runs at a strike rate of over 116 last season.

Jemimah Rodrigues expressed her delight after signing for the Stars, saying she is looking forward to returning to Melbourne.

"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 favorite city in Australia and I can't wait to get back there!"

Jemimah said

Jemimah will be part of India's limited-overs series - 3 T20Is and as many ODIs - in England in September. Moreover, she will play in the Women's Asia Cup, which will be played in Bangladesh from October 1 to 16 before joining the Melbourne Stars for WBBL 2022.

General Manager Blair Crouch said her signature is a landmark day for the club

"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 favorite and we look forward to seeing her as part of the Stars Family in WBBL|08."

said Blair Crouch, General Manager of Stars

Jemimah, who was not picked for the Women's World Cup earlier this year, made a strong comeback for India at the Commonwealth Games. She scored 146 runs in 5 matches as Harmanpreeet Kaur's team reached the final.

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Melbourne Stars WBBL|08 squad so far:

Meg Lanning (C)

Jemimah Rodrigues

Lucy Cripps

Sophie Day

Nicole Faltum

Tess Flintoff

Kim Garth

Rhys McKenna

Sasha Moloney

Sophie Reid

Annabel Sutherland

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