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Deandra Dottin & Stafanie Taylor sign up for The Hundred

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor have both been signed by sides in The Hundred, making them the first West Indies players to join the women’s competition.

All eight women’s sides added a “marquee” player to their ranks on Tuesday. Dottin has joined London Spirit, while Taylor will play for Southern Brave.

Birmingham Phoenix have signed England’s Georgia Elwiss, while Alice Davidson-Richards will play for Northern Superchargers.

Dottin will play for London Spirit

Australians Jess Jonassen, Rachael Haynes and Elyse Villani will turn out for Welsh Fire, Oval Invincibles and Trent Rockets respectively.

South Africa’s Mignon du Preez will join her compatriot Lizelle Lee at Manchester Originals.

Each women’s side now has four players, with the squads of 15 to be finalised by May 31.

Taylor, who has hit five ODI centuries for West Indies, will play alongside Suzie Bates, Danni Wyatt and Anya Shurbsole at Southern Brave under head coach Charlotte Edwards. 

“I can’t wait to join Southern Brave,” Taylor said. “The other three players we’ve already announced are very strong and it’s going to be such a great competition. I’m really looking forward to working under Charlotte Edwards again.

“There’s also a strong Caribbean vibe in the men’s team at Southern Brave – with Andre Russell, Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan – so it will be nice to play alongside them and hopefully both teams can have success.”

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