CWI hails Dottin for ‘valuable contribution’

Deandra Dottin of West Indies in action against Australia during a ICC Women's World Twenty20 2009 Group A match in 2009.
Deandra Dottin of West Indies in action against Australia during a ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2009 Group A match in 2009.
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Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams and West Indies Women’s  Head Coach, Courtney Walsh hailed Deandra Dottin for her “valuable contribution and numerous upstanding performances” during her 14-year international career.
The dynamic Barbados and West Indies Women’s all-rounder stunned the cricketing world when she announced her retirement from international cricket recently, citing she was no longer able to “adhere to the team culture and environment.”
CWI Director of Cricket; Jimmy Adams.
CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams. Associated Press / Max Nash, file

Dottin is the most capped West Indies Women’s International having played 143 One Day Internationals and 124 Twenty20 after making her debut in June 2008 in Ireland.

In ODIs, Dottin made 3,727 runs — including three hundreds — at an average of 30.54 with a top score of 150 not out against South Africa Women in January last year in Johannesburg and took 72 wickets at 27. Nineteen apiece with best figures of 5 for 34 against the South Africans six years ago in East London.
In T20s, she scored 2,697 runs — including two memorable hundreds — at an average of 25.68  and took 62 wickets with best figures of 5 for 5 against Bangladesh Women four years ago in Guyana.
“Deandra is one of the most athletic and dynamic players in the history of women’s cricket and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate her on what has been 14 years of excellent performance for the West Indies,” Walsh added in the media release.
Dottin announced her retirement after playing with the Barbados Women’s side that beat Pakistani Women in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games.

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