West Indies cricketer Deandra Dottin has signed a contract with Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Earlier, at the start of the month, she announced a shocking retirement from the game. She made the decision after observing the problems surrounding the team culture and environment.
However, the 31-year also asserted that she will continue to play in the domestic league around the world. Previously, she has played for Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat in the competition. She has 424 runs to his name and 17 wickets in 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.
“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.
In other news, Sarah Coyte has shifted her base from Strikers to Melbourne Renegades. So far in her WBBL career, she has appeared in 81 games and has managed to claim 93 wickets.
“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.”
“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.