Player: Deandra Dottin

Deandra Dottin

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NameDeandra Dottin
BornJune 21, 1991
Barbados
Age30 years 91 days
TeamsWest Indies Women, Brisbane Heat Women, Trailblazers, London Spirit Women
NicknameDottin
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Profile
A turbo-aggressive batter, epitomizing the West Indian bravado, Deandra Dottin made her ODI debut in 2008 against Ireland. She enjoyed instant success, shepherding West Indies home with a brisk 33* after an alarming top-order wobble. Such has been the nature of her game-plan. Her propensity to attack the opposition irrespective of the situation has made her one of the most dangerous batters in Women's cricket.

She was at it in the tour to Europe, cracking 149 runs after being bumped to the top of the order. A fallow patch in the 2009 World Cup meant that she was demoted to the lower middle order. She rediscovered her mojo, notching up a fifty against the Aussies in the very next encounter.

Her full range though came on display in the 2010 T20 WC, where she pummelled a Gayle-like 45-ball-112 against South Africa at a gargantuan strike rate of 248.88, a feat that saw the fastest hundred in Women's T20 cricket.

Dottin starred in some charming cameos lower down the order in the recently concluded 2014 T20 Cup in Bangladesh but it was not enough to take West Indies past the semi-final. With her dominant batsmanship hogging the limelight, her resourceful bowling often slips under the radar.

Dottin is arguably the most destructive hitter of the cricket ball in Women's cricket. She made her debut in 2008 and within two years, she forced each and everyone in the cricketing fraternity to notice her with a mind-boggling century in just 38 balls, it remains the fastest ton in T20 Internationals.

She opens the innings for Windies and is an expert in making the most of fielding restrictions on offer. The strength that she posses make her better than most Women cricketers on the planet. However, she has a knack of playing too many dots balls and she is still working on the art of rotating the strike.

Of late, she has emerged as a genuine pace bowler, her all-round skills make her an invaluable asset in T20 format. In the opening match of her team's campaign in the T20 World, she ended up with staggering figures of 5-5. She along with Taylor are the two vital components of this Windies team and they will rely on them to defend their crown.

Interesting facts:
1. Dottin has also excelled in athletics, winning medals for Barbados in the CARIFTA Games.
2. She is the cousin of former West Indies quick, Ottis Gibson.

Written by Deivarayan Muthu and Varun Dixit