Dottin returns to bolster Windies for T20 World Cup
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Big-hitting Deandra Dottin has returned from suspension for the Women's Twenty20 World Cup starting later this month in Bangladesh.
The aggressive top-order batsman was yesterday named in 15-member squad which will be led by longstanding captain Merissa Aguilleira, and which also includes world rated all-rounder Stafanie Taylor and experienced off-spinner Anisa Mohammed.
Dottin missed the recent tour of New Zealand due to suspension stemming from misconduct during the Women's Tri-Nation T20 Series in Barbados late last year.
The West Indies Cricket Board said the 22-year-old had engaged in behaviour "unbecoming that could bring the game of cricket into disrepute or be harmful to the interests of cricket".
She was expected to undergo evaluation, counselling and mentorship.
Her return, however, bolsters a side that struggled badly on the tour of New Zealand, suffering a whitewash in the three-match one-day series and a 4-0 thrashing in the five-match T20 series.
Dottin, the first woman to score a century in T20 cricket, was also player of the series in the Tri-Nation series which involved England and New Zealand.
West Indies have been pitted in Group B, alongside England, India, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh, for the March 23 to April 6 event.
Two years ago in Sri Lanka, West Indies Women reached the semi-finals before being beaten by eventual champions Australia.
Squad -- Merissa Aguilleira (captain/wicket-keeper), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-ann King, Kycia Knight (wicket-keeper), Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor.
Deandra Dottin of West Indies celebrates after getting the wicket of Kate Broadmore of New Zealand during the ICC Women World Cup Super Six match between New Zealand and West Indies played at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, India on February 10, 2013. (PHOTOS: WICB)
Deandra Dottin of West Indies West Indies player evades a bouncer during the ICC Women World Cup match against Australia at the BKC grounds in Mumbai, India on January 28, 2013.