Carlos Brathwaite | IPL 2019 | Kolkata Knight Riders |
Carlos Brathwaite. Credit: Getty Images

Last Update on: December 19th, 2018 at 10:34 pm

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Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has roped in the service of Windies T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite for the upcoming edition of IPL. The Kolkata-based franchise shelled out Rs 5 crores from their purse from the all-rounder.

Meanwhile, the giant all-rounder represented Sunrisers Hyderabad last season but struggled to make a mark. He played four games scoring 75 runs and picking five wickets. As a result of the poor show, Hyderabad decided not to retain the giant all-rounder.

Carlos Brathwaite shot to fame following his four sixes in an over in the 2016 World T20 final against England that helped his side to lift the trophy. The all-rounder will certainly add balance to the Kolkata Knight Riders squad. So far, Carlos Brathwaite have represented Windies in 33 T20Is scoring 266 runs and bagging 28 wickets. His ability to provide breakthroughs and score quick runs at the end will certainly bolster the KKR side.

I have heard a lot of really positive things about the @KKRiders family, and I am honoured and excited to now be a part of their successful franchise in the @IPL @StarSportsIndia #KorboLorboJeetbo #VIVOIPL,” the tweet read.

The two-time IPL title holder, Kolkata will look to put their hand once again on the trophy. Dinesh Karthik & Co did an exceptional job to finish third in the last season and will look to go all over the rope this time.

Ankush Das

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