Deandra Dottin has yet not recovered from her injury which is a major concern for captain Stafanie Taylor as she is one of the key weapons for the squad.
This all-rounder hasn’t been able to play international cricket for 12 months, with a right shoulder injury requiring corrective surgery and months of rehabilitation.
Deandra Dottin of West Indies holds big batting as well as bowling records in the Women’s T20 World Cup. When West Indies became champions in 2016, she hit the winning runs. It has been more than a year since Dottin, the star all-rounder last played International cricket.
Further time is likely to be needed for Dottin to reach the peak of her performance and get back on track.
She has never failed to baffle the crowd with her talent and remarkable records. Her 38-ball 100 in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2010 is the first and fastest in the format, while the five for five she took against Bangladesh two years ago are the best figures in the tournament’s history.
“Deandra is very important to our team and with the level she’s at, we’re trying our very best to manage her,” said Taylor, speaking at the captains’ media day at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
“It’s not going to be an easy one, she’s coming back from a long injury, but with the level, she’s at, she’s quite up there in terms of her importance and recovery.
“We’re very pleased with the way that she’s going.
“Deandra’s shoulder is still a bit off but she’s pretty much ready 98 percent.”
West Indies has already been tagged as Champions in 2016 Women’s T20 World Cup, breaking the record of Australia who was undefeated for the six-year straight.
Captain Taylor was among the stars of the show in both the final and competition itself, with her 246 runs and eight wickets seeing her named Player of the Tournament.
So if there’s anyone who knows how to captain, bat and bowl a country to a Women’s T20 World Cup title, it’s the 28-year-old.
“We’re really trying to focus on our own game and playing our best cricket,” she added.
“Every time we go out there, we want to play fearless – that’s the brand of cricket we definitely want to play and it worked when we performed in India. Click To Tweet
“That’s what we try to instill our players and that’s what we’re looking to achieve in this tournament.”
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