Deandra Jalisa Shakira DottinMiddle Order Batswoman
National SideWest Indies
Date of Birth6/21/1991
Place of BirthBarbados
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm seamer
Being an athlete as well as cricketer represents how much talent she possesses. Talking about her athletics career, representing Barbados, she has bagged multiple silver and gold medals at junior level in three categories – Shotput, Javelin Throw and Discus throw.
Giving flash to her cricketing career, the right-handed batswoman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, Dottin made her debut for the West Indies cricket team in June 2008. She plays as a hard-hitting lower-order batswoman, and has scored the first century in a women’s Twenty20 International in 2010. In August 2016, she was signed by the Brisbane Heat to play the Women’s Big Bash League. In addition to being the first century in women’s Twenty20 Internationals, her 38-ball century is the fastest by any female batter in a Twenty20 International. She is the only player to hit two T20 International centuries. She was named in the ICC T20 team of the year in 2017. Along with her captain Stafanie Taylor, she is considered as one of the main batswoman of the Windies team.
Right since making her debut in the year 2008, Deandra Dottin has taken cricket by storm with her fearless and positive style of play. She etched her name in record books when she smashed a 38-ball hundred against South Africa in the T20 World Cup match in the 2010 edition. That whirlwind knock made everyone sit and take notice of this young talent from the Caribbean Island.
Since then the allrounder has helped West Indies in several of their victories. She scored a match-winning 95 against Pakistan in the Qualifiers of the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and followed it up with a fine knock of 60 against Australia in the 2013 World Cup helping her team win their first-ever match against Australia. Her bowling too has evolved over the years making her one of the deadliest allrounders going around.
Dottin’s exploits was rewarded by Cricket West Indies (CWI) when central contracts were first awarded to women cricketers in the year 2010. She was offered a Grade A contract along with Stefanie Taylor. In the 2016 edition of T20 World Cup, it was again Dottin who enhanced her reputation as one of best allrounders going around in world cricket. She took nine wickets in the tournament and helped West Indies clinch their maiden T20 World title. Off-late Deandra Dottin has been dogged by injuries and missed majority of the matches in the year 2019. However, she returned in time for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, where she failed to make much of a mark – struggling to find any rhythm with the bat,
Her comeback to cricket has not been smooth, but a champion player can never be written off and Dottin is one such player.
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