Sydney Sixers announced the signing of West Indian all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite for the 10th edition of the Big Bash League(BBL) which starts on 10th December.
Brathwaite played 4 matches for Sydney Sixers in BBL 7 and helped the team on a four-match winning streak. The Barbadian all-rounder took 6 wickets in 4 matches. The previous year to that, he played for Sydney Thunder.
Sydney is becoming my favourite city: Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite, after the confirmation of the signing, said that Sydney is becoming one of his favourite cities and has very fond memories of playing there earlier. He played his second Test at the SCG and for the Sixers in the BBL.
Brathwaite, who won the 2016 T20 World Cup with four consecutive sixes, winner remembers the aura around the ground and the history of the sport in New South Wales. He also has cherished memories of dancing with his Sixers teammates.
According to Sydney Sixers’ website, Carlos Brathwaite said, “I have very fond memories of Sydney. I think Sydney is easily becoming my favorite city. I have good memories of playing at the SCG in my second Test match and even better memories of playing BBL for Sixers.
“The aura of the ground and cricket in NSW with all the history there is special. I remember great times dancing at the games and the times in the dressing rooms with our team. It’s a great organisation.”
Greg Shipperd, head coach of the Sydney Sixers is excited to be reunited with the West Indian for the upcoming season of the BBL. He said that the all-rounder resurrected their season three years ago contributing largely to the teams’ 4 consecutive victories. He feels that Brathwaite brings balance to the team.
Shipperd also said that Brathwaite was a like figure on and off the field, and we will be a key player for his team in a bid to retain their title.
“We are excited about the prospect of being reunited with Carlos for this unique season 10 of BBL. We were struggling three seasons ago and Carlos joined as a replacement player and we finished four from four and he contributed greatly to our rebalance.
“Carlos is a man who embraced our on and off field endeavours so we are keen to have him back in the fold and contributing his experience to our chase for consistency and another shot at a title,” Shipperd said.
Sydney Sixers will begin their title defence in the opening match of the tournament on 10th December against Hobart Hurricanes. Sixers are bolstered by the arrival of Mitchell Starc, Tom Curran, and James Vince.