Jemimah Rodrigues is an Indian professional cricketer who plays for the Indian National Women’s cricket team. She is an all-rounder and has also played for Mumbai women’s cricket team. She is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler.
Jemimah was born on 5th September 2000 in Bhandup, Mumbai. She did her schooling from St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Mumbai and then went to Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce for higher studies.
She played both hockey and cricket in her early years. Her father Ivan has been her coach since she was a toddler. She had to make a difficult decision of choosing cricket over hockey at the age of 12 as she was selected for Maharashtra under-17 and under-19 hockey teams.
She grew up playing with her two older brothers in their home in Bhandup before her family moved to Bandra when she was in the third standard.
She made her under-19 debut at the age of 12 and a half in the 2012-13 cricketing season. She was the youngest member of that under-19 side.
She is the second woman cricketer after Smriti Mandhana to score a double century in a 50 over cricket match. She achieved this feat by scoring 202 runs in just 163 balls against Saurashtra in November of 2017. She scored 21 boundaries in this innings. Previously, she had scored 178 runs off 142 balls against the team from Gujarat.
She was selected in the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa in February 2018. She made her T20 international debut for Indian on 13th February 2018. Her ODI debut was against Australia on 12th March 2018.
She was also selected in the Indian squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. She is the youngest member of the Indian side.
She was awarded the Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for Best Domestic Junior Women’s Cricket by the BCCI in June 2018.