Dottin improves T20 rankings

West Indies’ Deandra Dottin throws the bat in delight as they win against Australia in the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.
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Veteran West Indies star Deandra Dottin has been ranked No 2 all-rounder in the latest ICC Twenty20 Internationals.

In the latest rankings announced recently by the ICC, the 27-year-old had jumped by two spots to second, following her achievements in the recent ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Dottin overtook West Indies teammate Haley Matthews and Australia’s Ellyse Perry, and is now only 32 points behind her captain Stafanie Taylor, who tops the list with 353 ranking points.

Barbadian Dottin was one of the few consistent performers for the Windies in the recent Twenty20 World Cup, making 121 runs and finishing as the joint-leading wicket-taker with 10 scalps.

She had produced a career-best figure of five for five in the opening match against Bangladesh.

Perry, meanwhile, lies third in the all-rounders rankings while Matthews is in fourth place and South Africa wicketkeeper Dane van Niekerk in fifth.

In the batting rankings, Taylor remained steady at number two despite her poor form in the Twenty20 Word Cup, while Dottin remained unmoved at number for but 20-year-old Matthews has slipped three places to the 15th spot.

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