Deandra Dottin calls time on her West Indies Career

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Deandra Dottin calls time on her West Indies Career

The legendary all-rounder of Women’s cricket, Deandra Dottin will no longer don the jersey of the West Indies team. Dottin has announced her retirement from the West Indies National team with immediate effect. The all-rounder revealed her decision via Twitter & cited team environment & culture as the reason behind calling time on her career with West Indies. However, what comes as good news for Dottin fans is that she will continue to play domestic cricket across the globe.

Deandra Dottin who is currently playing for Barbados at the Commonwealth Games 2022 didn’t comment anything about her future with the Barbados team. In her retirement statement, she clearly stated that she is “looking forward to playing domestic cricket around the world”.

Whether she will play in the inaugural edition of the CPL beginning on August 20, which would be hosted & organized by Cricket West Indies is still unclear. If Dottin pull-out from CPL 2022 then it would be a big setback for TKR women’s team as she was going to lead the team in the three-team tournament. She will undoubtedly feature in the second edition of the Hundred in the UK where she will play for the Manchester Originals

“There have been many obstacles during my cricket career that I have had to overcome[.] [H]owever, the current climate, and team environment has been non-conducive to my ability to thrive and reignite my passion,” Dottin wrote in her announcement.

“I am appreciative of the opportunities afforded to me and I have ruminated on my decision over a period of time. Playing for the West Indies and representing the region has been an honor. During my 14 years of playing, I have trained at my best and grown as a player physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is the combination of this growth that has assisted me in reflecting on what is truly important to me.

“With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to team culture and team environment as it has undermined my ability to perform excellently.”

A glimpse of Deandra Dottin’s distinguished Career

Deandra Dottin is regarded as the most capped international Cricketer after playing 124 T20Is she has also played two for Barbados at the ongoing Commonwealth Games) and 143 ODIs since her debut in June 2008. She has amassed 3727 ODI runs at an average of 30.54, including three hundred, and 2697 T20I runs – 2681 for West Indies – at 25.93, with two hundred. Among the 38 batters who have scored at least 1000, T20I runs, only four of them have a better strike rate than Dottin’s 122.98.

Her standout performance came in the T20 World Cup in 2010 where she smashed an unbeaten 112 off just 45 balls against South Africa in St Kitts. In the process, she registered a ton in just 38 balls which is the fastest T20I ton in Women’s cricket. With the ball too she didn’t fail to turn the heads around by picking up 72 wickets in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. Though injuries have put her bowling career on the back foot in recent years, she still makes a point to deliver whenever handed a rare medium pace over to bowl.

In West Indies opening match of the T20 World Cup 2022 in March, she stepped up to bowl the final over when the White ferns needed six runs to win with three wickets to spare. However, she didn’t let the team management down by conceding two runs & picking up two wickets guiding West Indies Women to a narrowly fought win. Deandra Dottin is truly an asset for World Cricket & her retirement would be a major setback for Cricket West Indies.

We at Cricketflicker wish her best of luck in her future endeavors!

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