West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed a new-deal with reigning champions Sydney Sixers for the upcoming season of Big Bash League, Previously, Carlos Brathwaite has signed by Sixers for 2017-18 BBL season and played four matches for the franchise.
With his great ability to hit the ball a long way and pick crucial wickets with his variations, Carlos Brathwaite will certainly a lot of value to the side for the coming BBL season. England duo of Tim Curran and James Vince has been signed by Sixers for this year’s competition. Experienced all-rounder Dan Christian have been roped in by Sixers for the coming edition of Big Bash League.
In the 2017-18 Big Bash League, Carlos Brathwaite finished with six wickets to his name. The 32-year holds decent numbers with the bat and ball in the T20 format. With the bat, Brathwaite has accumulated 1614 runs in 174 matches at an average of 15.66 with two half-centuries to his name. With the ball, Brathwaite has claimed 154 wickets at an average of 27.56 with three four-wicket hauls to his name.
Earlier this year, Carlos Brathwaite struggled to make decent contributions with the bat for Jamaica Tallawahs. He could only score 60 runs in nine outings at an average of 12.00. With the ball in hand, Brathwaite put in much better numbers and claimed 10 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 24.90.
Carlos Brathwaite said that he has decent memories of playing at Sydney Cricket Ground. Former West Indies T20 Captain also remembers playing his second Test match for West Indies at this venue. All the BBL franchises have confirmed that at least three overseas will be available for the upcoming BBL season. Haris Rauf, will miss this year’s competition for Melbourne Stars due to international duties with Pakistan’s national cricket team.
All-rounder Moises Henriques is expected to lead Sydney Sixers for this year’s Big Bash League. He is currently part of Australia T20I squad for the three-match series against India.