West Indies have named Britney Cooper as replacement for Deandra Dottin for the upcoming Ireland and England tours. Cooper who has played 40 ODIs and 59 T20s but failed to impress during the ICC Women's World T20 at home last November, earned her spot back in the side on the basis of consistent performances in the domestic CWI Women's Championships in Guyana in March.
Dottin sustained damage to her right shoulder and will require corrective surgery, ruling her out of competitive cricket for the coming months.
Dottin's unavailability will be a big blow to the Windies as her recent form has seen her climb up to the number 1 spot in the T20 International rankings for all-rounders. Dottin also occupies the second rank in the T20 International batters' rankings.
The three ICC Women's Championship ODIs where second-placed England will take on the Windies, who have only 11 points so far from 12 games, are scheduled for June 6, 9 and 13 and will be followed by three T20s on June 18, 21 and 25. Before England, the Windies will make a pit stop in Ireland where they'll play three T20s against the hosts on May 26, 28 and 29.