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Deandra Dottin announces retirement

Deandra Dottin, the scorer of the fastest century in Women’s T20Is, has announced her retirement from the West Indies team.

Deandra Dottin announces retirement

The player who scored the Women’s T20Is fastest century, Deandra Dottin, has announced her departure from the West Indies squad.

The all-around player announced her decision via Twitter and gave her concerns about the team’s culture as justification. With the exception of West Indies, Dottin has not indicated that she has left any other teams.

She announced her retirement while representing Barbados at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and expressed excitement about playing domestic cricket all around the world.

Uncertainty surrounds whether this applies to the first Women’s CPL, which begins on August 30 and in which she is scheduled to captain Trinbago Knight Riders in the three-team league. Cricket West Indies will be in charge of the Women’s CPL.

She will, however, be a member of the Manchester Originals in the second season of The Hundred in the UK.

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Deandra Dottin announces retirement

With 124 T20Is and 143 ODIs since her debut in June 2008, Dottin has played in most international cricket matches for the West Indies.

She has amassed 2697 T20I runs at a 25.93 average, with two hundred, and 3727 ODI runs at an average of 30.54, including three hundred.

Only four hitters have a better strike rate than Dottin’s 122.98 among the 38 who have at least 1000 T20I runs under their belts. Her remarkable hitting skills were on full show at the T20 World Cup in 2010, when she defeated South Africa in St. Kitts by slamming an unbeaten 112 off just 45 balls. 

It is still the women’s T20I record, and up until October 2017, when South Africa’s David Miller got a 100 against Bangladesh, it was the overall record for all T20I. Dottin has taken 62 wickets in T20Is and 72 in ODIs with the ball.

Her bowling duty had been reduced in recent years due to injuries, but she continued to contribute when she stepped up for the sporadic medium-pace over.

She volunteered to bowl the decisive over in the opening match of the 2018 Women’s World Cup when New Zealand needed six runs to win with three wickets remaining.

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Dottin, who had only bowled 11 overs in the previous three years, gave West Indies the victory by taking two wickets, taking two scalps, and completing the match-ending run-out while allowing just two runs to be scored.

Just give the ball to a player like Deandra Dottin when she asks for it. Even though we had already decided that someone else should bowl.

Even though Dottin has only bowled 11 overs in the previous three years of international cricket and has just lately begun bowling in training. Even though you have never won a game in New Zealand, you have just five runs to defend and your World Cup debut is on the line. In fact, especially if that’s the case.

Dottin’s strategy was to give up a single on the first pitch before launching a dipping yorker that struck Katey Martin’s pad just in front of the leg stump. Martin was given out, reviewed, and forced to leave the field because ball-tracking revealed that the delivery would have hit Martin’s leg stump.

Disclaimer: The insights expressed in this article are those of the author. This article was not written or edited by; it was published on August 1, 2022.

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Soumyajit Dutta is a Cricket News Analyst and Author at Empire Weekly.

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