Last Update on: May 2nd, 2018 at 06:44 pm
Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been roped in by Kent Spitfires for the upcoming Vitality Blast 2018. He will be available for only first four matches of Kent.
Brathwaite made his name during the 2016 ICC World Twenty 20. With Windies needing 19 runs off the final over, Brathwaite smashed four consecutive sixes off the first four balls of Ben Stokes.
Thus, it helped Windies to lift their second World T20 title. He will join the Spitfires squad just before the start of the opening match against Surrey. It is scheduled to be played on 6th July.
In all likelihood, Brathwaite will make his home debut at the County Ground Beckenham against Hampshire on 13th July.
Braithwaite has played 3 Tests, 28 ODI’s and 25 T20I’s for Windies. He was delighted to join Kent. This will be his first assignment in county cricket.
“I’m delighted to be joining Kent Spitfires for my first taste of county cricket,” Braithwaite said.
“I have a good relationship with Sam Billings, having played in the same team at the IPL and BBL. Sam chatted to me about the opportunity to join and has told me a lot about the great support and atmosphere on T20 nights. I hope I can entertain the supporters and am looking forward to joining up with the Spitfires squad,” Braithwaite stated.
Brathwaite has also played for the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash League (BBL). He was also part of the Delhi Daredevils (DD) squad last year (2017).
Director of Cricket Operations of Kent Paul Downton said that Brathwaite has been a proven match-winner.
“Carlos is a proven match winner. He is an explosive ball striker and a skillful white-ball bowler with good variations and extensive experience in the 20-over format,” Downtown maintained.
Kent Cricket Director excited about an inclusion of Carlos Brathwaite:
“We are excited that Carlos will be with us for the start of our Vitality Blast campaign. I’m sure he’ll make an impact in his brief spell with the Spitfires,” Downton said.
Meanwhile Aussie all-rounder Marcu Stoinis will join Kent Spitfires as the second overseas player ahead of the match against Sussex Sharks at the Spitfire Ground on 27th July.