Mithali to lead, Jemimah named in Indian squad


Seventeen-year-old Mumbai’s Jemimah Rodrigues has been named in the Indian women’s squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa in Kimberley (Feb. 5 and 7) and Potchefstroom (Feb. 10).

The team will play a warm-up game at Bloemfontein on February 2.

This series will be the start of the ICC Women’s Championship (2017-20) for India.

Jemimah has been in sublime form this season, amassing 1013 runs from 11 matches in the women’s under-19 one-day league and knock-out.

She has also scored six centuries.

A BCCI press release said that the Indian team for the five-match Twenty20 series against South Africa will be selected later.

India Women’s ODI squad:
  • Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Ekta Bisht, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav, Punam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper).
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