P.Okay. Ajith Kumar
During the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand not too long ago, Courtney Walsh spoke of a cricketer who reminded him of his former teammate Viv Richards. The West Indies coach mentioned Deandra Dottin had the form of never-say-die perspective and self-belief that the legend had.
Like Richards, Dottin is also harmful with the bat. She is in truth one of many hardest hitters within the girls’s recreation.
She scored the primary hundred within the girls’s T20I in 2010 and it got here off simply 38 balls, within the opening match of the World T20 towards South Africa at Basseterre.
The closest somebody got here was in 2019 when Australia’s Alyssa Healey reached her 100 off 47 balls towards Sri Lanka in 2019. The 30-year-old West Indies all-rounder feels solely two girls might break her document – New Zealand’s Sophie Devine or Kiran Navgire, the uncapped batter from Solarpur who has grow to be the most recent sensation in girls’s cricket.
Kiran had slammed a 34-ball 69 on the Women’s T20 Challenge in Pune not too long ago, for Velocity towards Trailblazers. Though she wasn’t taking part in in that match, Dottin had watched it.
“She kind of reminded me of myself,” Dottin advised The Hindu. “Her hitting the first ball she faced (outside of domestic cricket) for a six was special. You wouldn’t find too many female cricketers getting off the mark with a six.”
She mentioned she had congratulated Kiran on her innings when she met her on the morning after. “The best thing about her was that she didn’t overplay her part,” she mentioned. She performed to her strengths.”
Dottin mentioned the gamers like Kiran showcased India’s bench energy. “This is the fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge and you could see a lot of improvement over the years,” she mentioned. “I found this edition more competitive than the last one (at Sharjah). It was good to see more runs and boundaries being scored this year and to see a score like 180 becoming a competitive one.”