Photo Caption: West Indies’ Deandra Dottin hits a six against Australia during the final match of the ICC Women’s World Cup cricket in Mumbai, India.
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By: Tito Chapman
West Indies All-rounder Deandra Dottin continues to make great strides in her cricketing career. She is the only West Indian player to be named in the All-star team for the recently concluded ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.
Dottin claimed the joint most wickets (10), along with Australians, medium-fast bowler Megan Schutt and off-spinner Ashleigh Gardner. The 27 year old Dottin, produced a career-best figures of five for five against Bangladesh as West Indies got their campaign off to a start with a 60-run victory in Guyana.
While the Windies failed to defend their title, she scored 121 runs — the most by a West Indies player.
Dottin posted 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. Her good fortune with the bat, earned her a spot in the top ten for the batting ranking.
England boasts of the most players in the XI with three- wicketkeeper Amy Jones, left-arm spinner Kristie Gordon and seamers Anya Shrubsole.
Player of the Tournament Alyssa Healy, who topped the batting averages with 225 runs, was one of two Australian players in the XI, with Ellyse Perry being the second; she was included for her nine wickets.
The Barbadian has remained one of the Caribbean side’s leading players in both formats.