WBBL star Deandra Dottin taken to hospital after sickening headclash

  • International all-rounder is stretchered off with a suspected concussion
  • Brisbane Heat 5/129 (20) defeat Melbourne Star 6/124 (20)

West Indian star cricketer Deandra Dottin has been taken to hospital after a sickening headclash with teammate Laura Harris whilst fielding.

Playing for the Brisbane Heat during their Women’s Big Bash League encounter with the Melbourne Stars, the two collided at pace while attempting to prevent a boundary from opposition batsman Meg Lanning.

Dottin was stretchered from the field after the incident and was taken to hospital with a suspected concussion, with Harris appeared to fare slightly better, receiving medical attention at the ground.

The incident occurred during the 11th over of the Stars’ innings when captain Lanning lofted Heat medium-pacer Haidee Birkett over midwicket.

The ball fell between Dottin and Harris just inside the rope and in their haste to attempt to prevent a boundary the converging pair collided at high speed and clashed heads.

Both suffered heavy falls, with Harris crashing into the picket fence while Dottin appeared to land on a team kit bag just in front of the fence.

It’s the second concussion in as many days for the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL with Southern Stars fast bowler Holly Ferling sustaining a head knock while attempting a boundary catch in their previous match.

Despite the absence of Ferling and the injury to Dottin and Harris the Heat won the match by five runs, posting 5-129 from their 20 overs before restricting the Stars to 6-124.

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