A young Indian dwarf Jemima Rodriguez will play for Northern Supercharger in the introductory edition of The Hundred in the UK, starting on July 21.
The 20-year-old joins her skipper T20I Harmanpreet Kaur, deputy captain Smrati mandhana, Shafali Verma opener and universal Deepti Sharma in the 100-ball tournament with the participation of eight men’s and women’s teams.
“I’m really looking forward to it (Hundred). Something new, something different,” Rodriguez told the BBC podcast ‘Stumped’.
“I’ve played for Yorkshire Diamonds and my team is the Northern Superchargers. So I’ve played a few of them before, Lauren Winfield is our captain,” Rodriguez added.
Rodriguez was selected to the Indian team for the England tour to play a one-off test in Bristol on June 16, followed by three ODIs and as many T20Is.
She is currently part of an ongoing 14-day quarantine here with the rest of the women’s and men’s teams.
English World Cup winner Lauren Winfield-Hill is ready to lead the Northern superchargers, including top Australian cricket player Alice Healy.
Rodriguez, Kaur, Mandhana and Sharma were also part of the now defunct Kia Super League (KSL) in 2019, the ECB’s T20 domestic tournament, which gave way to the women’s hundred.
The 100, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is due to start on July 21 with the women’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London.