“I want to become the First to Score a Century in the Women’s T20 Challenge,” says Deandra Dottin

Fans across the world who follow women’s cricket religiously are eagerly waiting for Women’s T20 Challenge (mini Women’s IPL) that kick starts in UAE from 4th November. All the players have reached the destination safe and sound and are gearing to get on the field for some warm-up sessions before the mega event unfolds.

In an exclusive chat with Female Cricket, West Indian all-rounder and one of the best in the world of women’s cricket – Deandra Dottin revealed her plans to create history at the upcoming tournament. Read the interview to know more:


Female Cricket interviews Deandra Dottin
Female Cricket interviews Deandra Dottin


Excerpts from the interview:

How are you keeping up with the sport after the shoulder injury?

I’m keeping up quite good I’ve been working very hard on my injury in order to come back.

How are you training yourself to resume bowling post the shoulder injury?

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of post-rehab and in the gym strengthening it.

Recently you played a bilateral away series against England. How was the whole experience?

It was very exciting and relieving returning to competitive cricket after the COVID-19 break because I used that break to focus and work on my fitness and skills.

Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most?

Katherine Brunt. Reason because of her passion for the cricket and when she gets hit for boundaries it gets under her skin which is kinda funny loll)

How did you feel when you were selected to play in the Women’s T20 Challenge in UAE?

I felt awesome that I was selected cause I’ve always wanted to participate in the Women’s T20 Challenge.

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You will be representing the Trailblazers in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. How are you preparing for the competition?

Well, I’ve been preparing myself mentally as I already have the skills but I do know it won’t be easy it will be a challenge.

You are one of the finest women cricketers, who is known for her hard-hitting ability. How do you practice it?

I do a lot of boundary hitting and I also use heavyweights in the gym and practice the shots.

According to you, what is the secret to success as a batter as well as a bowler in T20 cricket?

There’s no secret it’s all there in sight, put in the necessary hard work and sacrifice and you will succeed.

Smriti Mandhana’s 90 is by far the highest individual score in the Women’s T20 Challenge. How eager are you to break that record?

I’m very eager to break it but also I won’t force it but my goal is to become the first woman to score a century in the Women’s T20 Challenge.

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