Former West Indies allrounder Deandra Dottin, who recently announced her surprise retirement from international cricket, has joined the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League.
Dottin announced her retirement midway through the Commonwealth Games 2022, but she continued to play the mega event as the players represented Barbados, not West Indies.
Last week Dottin ended her West Indies career citing issues around the team culture and environment but added she would continue to play in various T20 leagues.
Dottin has previously played for Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat, making 424 runs in 29 matches with a top score of 60 not out alongside taking 17 wickets.
“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,” Dottin was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
After a not-so-successful season of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, the prolific batter will be seen in the black jersey playing for the Manchester Originals Women at The Hundred– England’s unique 100-ball league.
She will also be leading the Trinbago Knight Riders at the Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in the tournament’s maiden season.
“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,” said Strikers’ head coach Luke Williams.