Gujarat Giants have been jolted with a massive blow ahead of the start of inaugural Women’s Premier League. Star West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has been ruled out of the tournament following her “recovering from a medical situation”.
The 31-year-old was bought by Giants at the Player Auction for INR 60 Lakh after she was registered for a base price of INR 50 Lakh. The Gujarat-based franchise has named Australian cricketer Kim Garth as her replacement for the tournament.
Notably, Garth went unsold at the auctions in February 2023. She was with her national squad at the Women’s T20 World Cup, which the defending champion won for the third consecutive year. Garth, originally from Ireland, fulfilled all her formalities before recently shifting to Australia.
Gujarat Giants to play Mumbai Indians in WPL opener
The Adani-owned Gujarat Giants will play their opening game against Mumbai Indians on March 4 at the DY Patil Stadium. The Beth Mooney-led side will next square off against UP Warriorz on March 5 at the same venue in Sunday’s double header.