Deandra Dottin is a West Indies cricketer and athlete who has played in many tournaments for the West Indies national team. She competed in athletics before turning a professional cricketer in 2008. She is regarded as one of the hardest-hitting cricketers in the West Indies. She retired from international cricket in 2022.
Deandra Jalisa Shakira Dottin aka Deandra Dottin was born on Friday, 21 June 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Rock Hall village of St Andrew, Barbados. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She played athletics particularly track and field events during her childhood and later competed in Javelin throw, shotput throw, and discus throw events. She also played cricket with boys in her neighbourhood. She went to Frederick Smith Secondary School (then St James Secondary School) in Trents, Holetown in St James. She started playing cricket formally at the age of 14 and was spotted by the West Indies player Pamela Lavine.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
She was born into a Christian family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father passed away when she was twelve. Her mother’s name is Melva.
Husband & Children
She is unmarried.
She is single.
She started playing cricket for Barbados in 2008. In 2012, she played for Trinidad and Tobago.
She played her debut ODI match on 24 June 2008 against Ireland in Dublin, Ireland and scored 33 runs not out. On 7 July 2008, she made her first ODI fifty by scoring 66 runs against the Netherlands in Deventer, Netherlands. On 13 November 2014, she took 4 wickets for 34 runs against Australia in Sydney, Australia. On 24 February 2016, she took 5 wickets for 34 runs against South Africa in London, England. On 10 October 2016, she took 4 wickets for 19 runs against England in Florence Hall, Jamaica. On 22 September 2018, she took 4 wickets for 36 runs against South Africa in Bridgetown, Barbados. On 7 February 2019, she scored 96 runs against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). On 8 November 2021, she scored 132 runs against Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan. On 28 January 2022, she scored her 150 runs not out against South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ODI World Cups
She played in 4 ODI World Cups in 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022. In the 2009 ODI World Cup held in Australia, she scored 108 runs in 7 matches at an average of 15.43 which included 51 runs against Australia and took 1 wicket. In the 2013 ODI World Cup held in India, she scored 226 runs in 7 matches at an average of 32.29 including 22 runs in the final against Australia, which West Indies lost and took 9 wickets. In the 2017 ODI World Cup held in England, she scored 185 runs in 7 matches at an average of 26.43 including her first ODI century against Pakistan and took 1 wicket. In the 2022 ODI World Cup held in New Zealand, she scored 199 runs in 8 matches at an average of 24.88 including 62 runs against India and took 3 wickets.
She played her debut T20I match on 27 June 2008 against Ireland in Dublin, Ireland and scored 6 runs not out. On 14 June 2009, she scored her first T20I fifty by scoring 53 runs against Australia in Taunton, England. On 28 October 2009, she scored 52 runs against South Africa in Paarl, South Africa. On 16 September 2012, she scored 62 runs against England at Arundel, England. On 14 October 2013, she scored 52 runs against New Zealand at Bridgetown, Barbados. On 27 September 2014, she scored 54 runs against New Zealand in Kingstown, West Indies. On 22 October 2017, she scored 112 runs against Sri Lanka in Coolidge, Antigua. On 31 January 2019, she scored 90 runs not out against Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan. On 21 September 2020, she scored 69 runs against England in Derby, England.
T20 World Cups
She played in 7 T20 World Cups in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 and won one in 2016. In the 2009 World Cup held in England, she scored 60 runs in 3 matches at an average of 20 including 53 runs against Australia. In the 2010 World Cup held in West Indies, she scored 113 runs in 4 matches at an average of 28.25 including her first T20I century with 112 runs not out against South Africa and took 3 wickets. In the 2012 T20 World Cup held in Sri Lanka, she scored 68 runs in 4 matches at an average of 17 including 58 runs not out against New Zealand. In the 2014 T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh, she scored 147 runs in 5 matches at an average of 29.4 including 57 runs against India and took 4 wickets. In the 2016 T20 World Cup held in India, she scored 119 runs in 6 matches at an average of 19.83 including 18 runs not out against Australia in the final, which West Indies won and took 9 wickets including 4 wickets for 12 runs against England. In the 2018 T20 World Cup held in West Indies, she scored 121 runs in 5 matches at an average of 24.2 including 49 runs against Sri Lanka and took 10 wickets including 5 wickets for 5 runs against Bangladesh. In the 2020 T20 World Cup held in Australia, she scored 12 runs in 3 matches at an average of 4.
Deandra Dottin celebrating after winning the 2016 T20 World Cup
She played in the 2016 Women’s T20 Cricket Super League for Lancashire Thunder.
Deandra Dottin with teammates of Lancashire Thunder
She played in the 100 ball tournament The Hundred in 2021 for London Spirit and in 2022 for Manchester Originals. She played in the 2022 domestic cricket for North West Thunder.
Deandra Dottin playing for London Spirit in The Hundred
West Indian Leagues
In 2022, she signed up with Trinbago Knight Riders for the Caribbean Premier League and The 6ixty.
Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)
She played in the 2015-16 WBBL season for Perth Scorchers. In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, she played for Brisbane Heat. In 2022, she signed up with Adelaide Strikers.
She played in the Women’s T20 Challenge Tournament in 2020 for Trailblazers and in 2022 for Supernovas.
Deandra Dottin playing for Supernovas
Deandra Dottin (third from right) after winning the 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge for Trailblazers
In the 2023 auction for the Women’s Premier League, she was signed up by Gujarat Giants for Rs60 lakhs against the base price of Rs50 lakhs.
2022 Commonwealth Games
She played for the Barbados team in the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England.
She wore 5 number jersey for the West Indies national team.
She took retirement from international cricket on 1 July 2022. She credited the issues in the West Indies team as the reason behind her retirement.
Thanks to all for the love and support with in my past 14 years of playing cricket for West Indies! I look forward to be playing domestic cricket around the world pic.twitter.com/Vmw6AqpYQJ
— Deandra Dottin (@Dottin_5) July 31, 2022
- She is the first cricketer to hit 100 sixes in T20Is.
- She is the first cricketer to hit a century in T20Is and holds the record for the fastest T20I century (38 balls).
- She is the third cricketer to play 100 T20I matches.
- Highest Score: 150 runs not out
- Highest Score: 112 runs not out
Bowling and Fielding
- Maximum catches in a match: 2
- Best bowling figures: 5 wickets for 34 runs
- Maximum catches in a match: 3
- Best bowling figures: 5 wickets for 5 runs
She won a silver medal in the youth under-17 category javelin throw in the 2005 CARIFTA Games (Caribbean Free Trade Association) held in Bacolet, Tobago. She won gold in the javelin throw and silver in the shot put throw in the under-17 category in the 2006 CARIFTA games held in Les Abymes. She won gold in the junior under-17 category in the shot put throw and javelin throw in the 2006 CAC Junior Championships (Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships) held in Port of Spain. She won gold in the youth under-17 category in the javelin throw, discus throw, and shot put throw in the 2007 CARIFTA Games held in Providenciales. She won gold in the junior under-20 category in the javelin throw in the 2008 CARIFTA Games held in Basseterre.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year by West Indies Cricket in 2018
- Standout player in the West Indies team by ICC in 2018
- Women’s ODI and Women’s T20I Player of the Year by Cricket West Indies in 2019
- Nominated for the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award in 2020
- She bats right-handedly and bowls right-arm medium pace.
Deandra Dottin bowling in a match
- Her nickname is World Boss. She wore the jersey with World Boss written on the back in the FairBreak Invitational T20 tournament held in 2022.
- She has multiple tattoos on her body including 112 written on her right biceps, only god can judge me, and a quote related to success.