Adelaide Strikers has roped in Deandra Dottin, who recently announced her retirement from international cricket, for the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Although Dottin had recently brought curtains to her international career however, she stated that she will remain available to play domestic cricket around the world. In the past editions of the WBBL, Dottin has represented Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat, having accumulated 424 runs along with taking 17 wickets over 29 matches.
Commenting on the development, the 31-year-old said: “I am so excited to get to Adelaide and play in the WBBL again. The Strikers are a brilliant team and I hope I can help them take that extra step and bring home the title. I can’t wait to meet all the fans and put on a show for everyone with my new teammates.”
On the other hand, Strikers Head Coach, Luke Williams, said he can’t wait to see what Dottin brings to the Strikers. “We are thrilled to welcome Deandra to the Strikers family. Deandra is a match-winner who will bring big game experience and elite performance to Adelaide this summer.”
“With more than 250 international appearances across T20 and ODI cricket, including multiple World Cups, as well as caps in The Hundred and WBBL, Deandra will be a fantastic addition to our squad,” she added.
Dottin made her international debut for the West Indies in 2008 and had notched over 6000 career runs alongside 134 wickets. In 2010 she became the first woman to score a T20I century, posting a 38-ball ton against South Africa – a feat which still remains the fastest by a woman in the format.
Named in the 2022 West Indies World Cup side, Dottin continued her dominance with bat in hand, putting on 199 runs at an average of 28.42 across seven appearances.
In addition to her time in the WBBL, Dottin has represented the London Spirit in The Hundred and the Trailblazers and Supernovas in India’s T20 Challenge – claiming a championship with both sides.