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’. However, she stated that she will remain available to play domestic cricket around the world. 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.
“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.
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.”
“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.
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