Injured Dottin replaced by Cooper for West Indies Women’s tour to Ireland and England

St. John’s, Antigua, May 20 - ( - A shoulder injury has ruled veteran all-rounder Deandra Dottin out of the West indies Women’s tour to Ireland and England.

She has been replayed by Britney Cooper. 

Barbadian Dottin suffered damage to her right shoulder and will require corrective surgery. Her recent outstanding form has seen her rise to be the No.1 player in  the ICC Women’s Twenty20 all-rounder rankings, just one ahead of her captain Stafanie Taylor.

Dottin was Player of the Series on the West Indies Women’s tour to Pakistan in February, scoring 158 runs and taking three wickets. 

Cooper was part of the West Indies Women’s team during the ICC Women’s World T20 held in the Caribbean last November.  

Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes said: “Obviously it’s very unfortunate with Deandra having to do surgery. She is certainly a key player for us and we wish her a speedy recovery to come back and win matches for the West Indies. Britney has previous experience at the international level and we believe she will make a positive contribution.”

The West Indies Women have been in a preparation camp in Antigua from May 6-21.

They will play three T20 Internationals against Ireland on May 26, 28 and 29, followed by three One-Day Internationals against England on June 6, 9 and 13 and also three T20 Internationals on June 18, 21 and 25.

Squad: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Hayley Matthews (vice-captain), Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Shemaine Campbell, Natasha McLean, Stacy Ann King.

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