“I’ll be back to full fitness very soon”: Injured Jemimah Rodrigues posts encouraging message ahead of India Women’s tour of England 2022

Dixit Bhargav

Jemimah Rodrigues posts encouraging message: The Indian batter will miss the remainder of The Hundred 2022.

India batter Jemimah Rodrigues has been ruled out of the ongoing second season of The Hundred due to a wrist injury she sustained during the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2022 Women’s Cricket Competition.

Rodrigues, 21, was hit whilst facing Barbados’ Shakera Selman in a Group A match earlier this month. Despite a strapped hand during the subsequent parts of the tournament, Rodrigues didn’t miss a match.

In fact, she was India’s second-highest run-scorer (fifth-highest overall) with her 146 runs coming at an average and strike rate of 73 and 116.80 respectively in what was the first-ever instance of Women’s Cricket in Commonwealth Games.

Jemimah Rodrigues posts encouraging message ahead of India Women’s tour of England 2022

Rodrigues, who was the highest run-scorer for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred 2021, scored a half-century in her two innings this season before aggravating her injury.

Superchargers have named Ireland batter Gaby Lewis as Rodrigues’ replacement for the remainder of the tournament.

An elongated stint in the English summer would’ve seen Rodrigues playing in Commonwealth Games, The Hundred and India’s tour of England next month.

While an injury had initially cast doubt over Rodrigues’ participation back in the Indian jersey for six white-ball matches against England in September, her uploading an encouraging social media post hints of a strong possibility of the right-handed batter recovering well in time for India Women’s next assignment.

Rodrigues, who thanked Superchargers’ family for their support, mentioned that the injury is “not serious” and that she is expecting herself to be back to “full fitness” soon.

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Readers must note that the five Commonwealth T20Is were the first for Rodrigues in England. As far as ODIs are concerned, she had played a couple of them in England last year but without any success.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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