Sydney Sixers on Sunday confirmed the new signing of West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL). Brathwaite’s signing comes less than a week after speedster Mitchell Starc confirmed he would also be available for the squad in the upcoming BBL edition.
The 32-year-old all-rounder from Barbados will arrive in Australia before the tournament and will join Tom Curran and James Vince as the three international players of the Sixers.
Brathwaite played four games for the Sixers in BBL 7 after coming in as a substitute, helping the team on a four-game win streak at the end of the season, leaving them two points behind the semi-finals.
“I have fond memories of Sydney. I think Sydney is easily becoming my favorite city. I have fond memories of playing at the SCG in my second test game and even better memories of playing BBL for Sixers,” said Brathwaite in an official Sydney. Sixers release.
“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 locker rooms with our team. It’s a great organization,” he added.
Sixers head coach Greg Shipperd said the Sixers are looking forward to anything Brathwaite brings to his cricket.
“We are delighted with the prospect of reuniting with Carlos for this unique BBL season 10. We had a tough time three seasons ago and Carlos joined as a replacement player and we finished four out of four and he contributed greatly to our reshuffle Shipperd said.
“Carlos is a man who has embraced our efforts on and off the field, so we would like to have him back in the fold and contribute his experience to our pursuit of consistency and another chance at a title,” he added.
The Sixers will begin their title defense on December 10 against the Hobart Hurricanes in the first of three away games in Tasmania.
The Sixers BBL squad now consists of 19 players: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (capt), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince.
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