With less than two months for the inaugural season of The Hundred, the franchises of the tournament have started roping in players from around the world. Northern Superchargers has signed young Indian star Jemimah Rogridues, who becomes the latest Indian to have signed for the tournament.
Signing up for the 100-ball tournament, Rodrigues will join her compatriots with the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Shafali Verma, for the competition which is set to begin from July 21, involving eight men’s and women’s teams. These four were also part of the now-defunct Kia Super League in 2019, which made way for ECB to involve women in The Hundred. The young all-rounder is excitedly looking forward to being a part of this new format cricket tournament.
“I have played for the Yorkshire Diamonds and my team is the Northern Superchargers. So, I have played a few of them before, Lauren Winfield is our captain.”
The Indian all-rounder, who made her international debut in 2018 as a teenager, will be representing India for the one-off Test match against England set to begin from June 16, which will be followed by three One Day Internationals and three T20s. She will be extending her stay in England for The Hundred tournament beginning six days after the conclusion of India’s T20 series with Australia on July 16.
Along with Rodrigues, a number of other world-class players will also be a part of the Superchargers’ squad. Lauren Winfield-Hill, who was part of England’s World Cup-winning squad, and Australian wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy will also play for Northern Superchargers. England bowler Phoebe Graham and batter Ami Campbell will also be joining the Supercharger’s squad.
The Hundred tournament, which was postponed in 2020, will begin from July 21, with the first Women’s match held between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Oval in London.