Deandra Dottin. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)
Deandra Dottin. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Deandra Dottin, who recently announced her retirement from international cricket, has penned a contract with Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League.

The former West Indies all-rounder brought curtains to her international career by observing that there were problems in relation to the team culture and environment.

Deandra Dottin, the former West Indies all-rounder brought curtains to her international career recently.
Deandra Dottin, the former West Indies all-rounder brought curtains to her international career recently. © Getty

Deandra Dottin Has Penned A Contract With Adelaide Strikers For The Upcoming Women’s Big Bash League

However, she stated that she will remain available to play domestic cricket around the world. Deandra Dottin has represented Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat in the competition, having accumulated 424 runs along with taking 17 wickets over 29 matches.

“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,” Strikers head coach Luke Williams said.

Deandra Dottin. (Photo- Windies Cricket)
Deandra Dottin. (Photo- Windies Cricket)

“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 noted.

Deandra Dottin played 143 WODIs and scored 3727 runs at an average of 30.54, including 3 centuries and 22 half-centuries. She played 126 WT20Is and smashed 2697 runs at an average of 25.93, including 2 centuries and 12 half-centuries. Also, with the ball, she picked up 72 wickets in WODIs and 62 wickets in WT20Is.

Sarah Coyte Moves To Melbourne Renegades

Meanwhile, Sarah Coyte, the pace bowler, has shifted her base from Strikers to Melbourne Renegades. The 31-year-old, who played for Australia across formats on 81 occasions, has picked up 93 wickets in the WBBL.

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge,” she noted.

“I think this Renegades group is an exciting one to be part of and when the opportunity presented to come across, I jumped at it. Hopefully, I can continue my form in the Big Bash from the last couple of seasons.”

Sarah Coyte in Action. Pic credits: www.bigbash.com.au
Sarah Coyte in Action. Pic credits: www.bigbash.com.au

“I like to keep things very simple. Hopefully, I can add a bit of experience to the group with my bowling and through the lower order and also help some of the younger players to trust their skills out in the middle,” she added.

The 31-year-old has claimed 53 wickets over the past three seasons and was the competition’s equal fifth-highest wicket-taker in WBBL|07, with 16 scalps. Sarah Coyte, the Australian all-rounder, had decided to bid adieu to international cricket on February 28, 2017. Sarah Coyte represented Australia in four Tests, 30 ODIs, and 47 T20Is.

She was a part of the Australian squad that won the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh. Sarah Coyte was awarded the Player of the Match in the final as riding on her economical spell of 4-0-16-3, Australian women restricted England to 105. The Southern Stars then chased down the total in mere 15.1 overs to win the title.