• Eighteen-year-old Barbadian Deandra Dottin is a hard-hitting right hand batter who is ready to pile on the runs for the host nation in the ICC Women's World Twenty20.

    Eighteen-year-old Barbadian Deandra Dottin is a hard-hitting right hand batter who is ready to pile on the runs for the host nation in the ICC Women's World Twenty20.


    The tournament's group stages are being played at Warner Park on St Kitts and Dottin is eager to show the Caribbean islands and the world what the West Indies women team is made of.


    "We're all excited about the tournament and I feel good about us hosting the tournament. I think that the West Indies has a lot to offer with both our batting and bowling and there are a large amount of players who are key to our success in recent months.


    "I definitely think Stafanie Taylor will be one to watch and Stacey-Ann King and I also think spectators should keep an eye out for me too – I'm not saying we're the only three we've got a lot of players who can do really

    Read More »from Dottin ready to lead the West Indies pack
  • England Captain Charlotte Edwards is looking forward to defending the title and especially in the West Indies a place she feels in ideal for this type of competition.

    England currently holds the ICC Women's World Twenty20 having won the inaugural tournament in England last year. Captain Charlotte Edwards is looking forward to defending the title and especially in the West Indies a place she feels in ideal for this type of competition.


    The 30-year-old has played in 22 Twenty20 Internationals for her country and believes the mixture of experience and youth in the side will be key for retaining the trophy.


    Looking ahead to the ICC World Twenty20 you will be heading to St. Kitts as defending champions are you nervous about that or are you quite confident  since you were recently in St Kitts, despite the fact you lost to the West Indies in that series?


    We are really excited having been there in November as we saw what the condition are going to be like and I think we actually want to be a

    Read More »from Edwards plots title defence with the Taylors back in the fold
  • He may have an athletic built, but Shane Watson had to overcome injuries before coming into the limelight. The Australia all-rounder, who has performed consistently in all formats, spoke to HT about the influence of IPL on his career and his preparation for the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

    Jaipur: He may have an athletic built, but Shane Watson had to overcome injuries before coming into the limelight. The Australia all-rounder, who has performed consistently in all formats, spoke to HT about the influence of IPL on his career and his preparation for the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. Excerpts


    You seem to be switching nicely between the three formats. What's the secret behind the consistency?


    The last 14 months have been terrific because I have been consistent without getting injured. I am working hard, be it bowling or batting, because when I was younger I didn't play consistently due to injuries. The amount of cricket I have played over the last 14 months, there was a chance I

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