Deandra Dottin announces retirement from international cricket

Deandra Dottin announces retirement from international cricket

The shocking news comes just hours after Barbados' nine-wicket defeat against Australia in CWG 2022.

Deandra Dottin wearing helmet
Deandra Dottin. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The West Indies women’s cricket team all-rounder Deandra Dottin has announced her retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Monday, August 1. The shocking news comes just hours after Barbados’ nine-wicket defeat at the hands of the reigning T20 world champions Australia in Group A fixture of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Dottin had posted a retirement note on her official Twitter handle to confirm the news stating that the reason behind her bringing curtains down on her illustrious cricketing career is because she is no longer able to adhere to team culture and team environment as it has undermined her ability to perform excellently.

Since Deandra Dottin has retired from international cricket it means that she would not be available for Barbados’ final CWG 2022 group fixture against India Women on Wednesday, August 3. The senior all-rounder who had made her debut for the Windies way back in 2008 has so far played 146 One Day Internationals and 126 T20Is.

I am appreciative of the opportunities afforded to me: Deandra Dottin

Dottin did make her international debut way back in 2008, but her career was plagued with injuries and she braved all that to help the West Indies in winning many matches. More importantly, she was an integral member of the Caribbean women’s squad and only Women’s T20 World Cup triumph, in India where they stunned world-beaters Australia in a thrilling finale at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Even though Dottin is done with her international career, she has made it clear that she would be continuing to play domestic cricket across the globe. The Barbados cricketer will be leading Trinbago Knight Riders in the inaugural edition of the three-team Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) starting August 30 and now it remains to be seen whether she would be participating in the tournament. Apart from the Women’s CPL, Deandra Dottin has also been signed for the second season of The Hundred where she is all set to represent the Manchester Originals.

Meanwhile, Deandra Dottin to date holds the record for the fastest century in Women’s T20I history. She had achieved this feat after smashing an unbeaten 112 from 45 deliveries against South Africa at St Kitts during a 2010 T20 World Cup encounter. It took Dottin just 38 balls to breach three figures in that clash.