Deandra Dottin Fit Or Unfit? Controversy Hits WPL 2023
By SMCS - Mar 5, 2023 10:00 am
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Controversy hit the Women’s Premier League (WPL) just hours before the first game between the Gujarat Giants (GG) and the Mumbai Indians (MI). GG had announced that Australian all-rounder Kim Garth will replace swashbuckling batter Deandra Dottin in their squad due to an injury. However, Dottin left everyone in shock by revealing on social media that she was fit and healthy.

Deandra Dottin

However, in response to a ‘Get Well Soon’ message on Instagram, she wrote, “Get Well Soon from what may I ask?” She also tweeted that she was recovering from nothing but the Holy Ghost anointing, and she responded all the messages as well.

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Notably, Deandra Dottin was bought by GG for Rs. 60 lakhs at last month’s WPL auction, and the Delhi Capitals (DC) also showed interest in buying her as well. Dottin had entered the auction for a base price of Rs. 40 lakhs but then GG’s signing of Garth, an Australian all-rounder, added to their mostly Australian core as well. The team is led by none other than the star opening batter of Australia, Beth Mooney, and their head coach is former Australian captain Rachel Hayes. Indian cricket legend Mithali Raj is their mentor as well.

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Gujarat Giants’ team includes Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner, who is one of the joint-second most expensive players in the Women’s Premier League along with Nat Silver. Among others, they also have Anna Sutherland and Georgia Wareham. Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana is their vice-captain, while Harleen Deol is among the current Indian international stars in their squad as well.

Gujarat Giants: Ash Gardner, Sneh Rana, Beth Mooney, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland, Sophia Dunkley, Deandra Dottin, Hurley Gala, Sushma Verma, Tanuja Kanwar, Harleen Deol, Ashwani Kumari, S Meghana, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil