All-round Deandra Dottin: Fastest T20I century, best bowling figures in T20 World Cups and more

Deandra Dottin poses after becoming the first woman to hit a century in T20Is. © Getty Images

Deandra Dottin is currently playing international cricket for Barbados in the Commonwealth Games 2022. On Monday (August 1), the West Indies allrounder announced her retirement from international cricket in less than ideal circumstances.

The 31-year-old said that she will continue to play in domestic leagues all over the world. That means we will see Dottin adding to her numbers in the T20 format, but her West Indies career has come to a close as of now and she will end her international career with whatever remaining matches Barbados play in Birmingham 2022. But the maverick allrounder has done enough in her career to rack up impressive numbers and records.

Women’s CricZone lists a few of Dottin’s number from an illustrious career that spanned 14 years, with 269 matches across the limited over formats.

0 – Like most of her team-mates, Dottin didn’t get an opportunity to play Test matches due to the sparse nature of Women’s Tests. West Indies last played a match in the format in 2004, four years before her international debut.

1 – Dottin is the only player to score centuries and take five-wicket hauls in both ODIs and T20Is. She has five centuries and two five-fors to her name in international cricket.

3 – Dottin is one of only three players from the West Indies to score more than 1000 runs and also take more than 50 wickets in both ODIs and T20Is.

5/5 – Dottin’s bowling figures of 5 for 5 are the best bowling figures by a West Indies bowler in T20Is. Among the full members, only Esther Mbofana (6/11) and Amy Satterthwaite (6/17) have better bowling figures in the format. They are also the best bowling figures by any bowler in T20 World Cups. Her effort came during the group match against Bangladesh at the home T20 World Cup in 2018.

Deandra Dottin during her 5 for 5 in T20 World Cup 2018 © Getty Images

6 – Dottin is one of the six players to score two centuries in T20Is and the only West Indies player in the list.

11 – The number of ducks scored by the big-hitter in T20Is, only Danielle Wyatt of England (14 ducks) is ahead of her in terms of number of zeroes scored in the format. Dottin is tied with Healy on this unfortunate list.

11.6 – Bowling strike rate of Dottin in T20 World Cups. Her 26 wickets from 18 innings came at a strike rate of 11.6. Among those who took at least ten wickets in the global event, only Priyanka Roy of India has taken wickets at a faster rate (11.4).

17.6 – Dottin’s bowling strike rate in T20Is. It’s the best among all the bowlers who have taken at least ten wickets for West Indies in the format.

35.83 – Deandra Dottin’s average of 35.83 as an opener for West Indies in ODIs is second best to only Stafanie Taylor, who averages 47 from 57 innings, among players who have opened for West Indies.

38 – The number of balls it took for Dottin to reach her maiden century in T20Is. It’s still the fastest century in the format. She became the first women’s T20I centurion when she made that 112 off just 45 balls against South Africa during the T20 World Cup 2010. This magnificent knock came during the T20 World Cup 2010 in West Indies and that was only her fourth match in the format.

39 – The number of 50+ scores Dottin has in international cricket. It is the second-best for West Indies in total, in ODIs, and in T20Is behind former skipper Taylor (65).

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105+* – The number of sixes hit by Dottin in T20Is, the most by any batter. She is also the leading six-hitter in ODIs with 89 maximums to her name.

122.98* – Her T20I strike rate is the best among West Indies batters and fifth best in the world among batters who scored at least 1000 runs in the format.

* Ball-by-ball data of West Indies vs India 3rd T20I in Dominica, 2012 is not available

123.10 – Dottin’s strike rate in T20 World Cups. Among the 25 batters with 300 runs in the T20 global event, only Healy has scored runs at a faster rate (131.92).

126– The number of T20Is played by Dottin as of now. Only Healy (129), Wyatt (128), and Suzie Bates (127) have featured in more matches than the Windies dasher.

134 – The number of international wickets Dottin has and 133 of them came for West Indies. She is the fifth best in terms of her wicket tally in ODIs (72) and third-best in T20Is (61) for Windies.

143 – With 143 ODIs, Dottin is the second-most experienced player for West Indies in the 50-over format. Only Taylor has played more matches than her in ODIs.

150 not out – Dottin’s unbeaten knock of 150 against South Africa earlier this year in Johannesburg is the second-best individual score in ODIs by a West Indies batter. And it’s also only the second 150+ score in ODIs for the Caribbean side, with Taylor’s 171 in the 2013 World Cup being the best.

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1517 – The number of runs Dottin and Taylor scored in partnerships in T20Is – the best for West Indies – are also the fourth best in the world in terms of number of runs scored by a pair in partnership.

2530 – Only Belinda Clark and Lisa Keightley have made more runs as ODI batting partners than Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor. The Aussie duo has amassed 3339 runs from 67 innings, while the Windies pair’s runs came from 60 innings.

6408 – Only Taylor has aggregated (8419) more than Dottin’s tally of 6408 runs across formats for West Indies. She scored 3727 runs in ODIs and 2681 runs in T20Is for the Caribbean side. She has 2697 runs in T20Is as of now and is fourth on the top run-getters list in the format.