Veteran all-rounder, Deandra Dottin, was the only West Indies player named to the all-star team for the just-concluded ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.

While the hosts under-performed in failing to defend their title, Dottin stood out especially with the ball as she claimed the joint most wickets with 10, along with Australian seamer, Megan Schutt, and teammate, off-spinner Ashleigh Gardner.

The 27-year-old, a sharp medium-pacer, produced career-best figures of five for five against Bangladesh as West Indies got their campaign up and running with a convincing 60-run victory in Guyana.

With the bat, the right-hander scored 121 runs – the most by a West Indies player – which was good enough to place her in the top 10 for the tournament.

Dottin had a top score of 49 against Sri Lanka in St. Lucia and also struck 46 as West Indies pulled off a dramatic last-over victory over nemesis England in their final preliminary match at the same venue.

The Barbadian has remained one of the Caribbean side’s leading players in both formats, since making her debut as a 17-year-old.

Despite going down by eight wickets to Australia in Saturday’s final, England boast the most players in the XI with three – wicketkeeper Amy Jones, left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon and seamer Anya Shrubsole.

Player-of-the-Tournament Alyssa Healy, who topped the batting aggregates with 225 runs, was one of two Australian players in the XI with seamer Ellyse Perry included for her nine wickets.

SQUAD – Alyssa Healy (Australia), Smriti Mandhana (India), Amy Jones (England), Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Deandra Dottin (Windies), Javeria Khan (Pakistan), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England), Kirstie Gordon (England), Poonam Yadav (India).

Deandra Dottin had another special day, with bat, ball and on the field, before Shemaine Campbelle backed her up with a nerveless 45 to take Windies Women home by four wickets in a thriller against England.

In a clash on Sunday, 18 November, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia to decide the ICC Women's World T20 Group A toppers, the hosts chose to field and their pacers had the opposition in trouble at 50 for 6, with only Tammy Beaumont getting into double-figures.

Sophia Dunkley and Anya Shrubsole's timely partnership of 58 formed the bulk of England's 115 for 8. Dottin, having already taken 2 for21, wrapped up the innings with a fantastic catch at backward point.

Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole not only had the Windies down to 3 for 2, but proved difficult to get away with the new ball. Dottin, having started out circumspect, took on Dani Hazell, smashing four sixes in her 46 off 52 balls.

Like with England, making the difference was one solid partnership: Campbelle gave Dottin good support in a third-wicket stand worth 68. From 26 needed from three overs, Campbelle brought it down to 10 from 10, before Kycia Knight struck the winning boundary to win with three balls to spare.

 

The Windies top order came to the party to post their highest Twenty20 International total of 187/5, and backed it up with a dominant performance on the field to wrap up an 83-run win over Sri Lanka in Match 16 of the ICC Women's World T20 and seal their spot in the semi-final. 

The focus has all been on Deandra Dottin’s batting in the lead-up to this ICC Women’s World T20 2018. And then she goes and makes a statement with the ball on the opening day of the tournament, reminding everyone why she’s one of the most feared all-rounders of the game. 

The Windies Women lead the South Africa team 1-0 in their five-match T20I series after coming from 1-0 down to tie their ODI series 1-1. All the indicators suggest a more confident Windies side, the South Africans will find it hard to get the better of.

The Windies women have taken the momentum from their final-game win in an ODI series against South Africa in the Caribbean to win the first game of the follow-up T20 series. Barry Wilkinson believes if this is to continue, Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, and Stafanie Taylor will have to do well.

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