Last Update on: August 8th, 2019 at 10:28 am
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Sixers has availed the services of Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, as the side is yet to register the win in the ongoing seventh edition of the Twenty20 league.
Pertinently, Brathwaite has been the part of Indian Premier League’s franchise Delhi Daredevils which further saw him featuring in the BBL for Sydney Thunder in 2016.
Sixers side is playing under the guidance of Greg Shipperd, who is happy to include the interesting pick in the squad
“Carlos’ all-round skills will be welcomed, his power hitting and wily medium pace, and dynamic fielding all go to make him a precious resource in this format,” Shipperd explained in the Sixers’ press release.
The Sydney management is hopeful to see the Barbados-based 29-year-old delivering goods for the franchise after having the experience of 101 fixtures behind him in the T20 cricket.
“The Sixers are looking forward to West Indian T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite joining the squad for our remaining matches after tomorrow’s match against the Hobart Hurricanes,” Shipperd remarked.
Moreover, the Sydney-based outfit is led by all-rounder Moises Henriques, as the Caribbean T20 skipper is known for hitting the ball long way and has been delivering for his national side in one way or another.
“We are very excited to have Carlos join the Sixers family,” the manager for Sixers Dom Remond asserted.
Brathwaite has replaced England’s Sam Billings for the remainder of the BBL fixtures.
According to the Sixers release, Brathwaite would take the field against former BBL side Sydney Thunder on January 13 in Sydney.
“He is a world class T20 player and a fabulous entertainer. We are looking forward to him adding the wow factor for our Members and fans at the SCG for the Sydney Smash,” Remond concluded.
In 76 T20s, Brathwaite scored 1,064 runs and went on to bag 86 scalps in his 97 outing at an average of 27.16.
Brathwaite, who is more famous for his four sixes to seal the Twenty20 World in 2016 against England after smashing Ben Stokes for four consecutive maximums at the iconic stadium of Edens Gardens in Kolkata.
So far, Sydney Sixers have featured in five matches and went on to lose all the fixtures which further saw them languishing at the bottom of the table at seventh position with the net run-rate of -0.717.
The eight-team competition will see the 21st match of the season between hosts Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers on January 8 at Bellerive Oval.
Moreover, it would be the sixth game for Sydney after the miserable show Sixers need to register a couple of wins on the trot to stay in the hunt of the widely-acclaimed competition which kicked off on December 19 in Sydney.
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