West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite has been re-signed by Sydney Sixers for BBL 2020-21.
The franchise’s third international signing after the England duo of Tom Curran and James Vince.
Speaking about Carlos Brathwaite’s impact on Sixers’ fortunes during his previous stint with the side, Sixers coach Greg Shipperd was quoted as saying, in a cricket.com.au report.
Braithwaite is most famous for hitting four sixes against Ben Stokes to seal West Indies’ 2016 World T20 triumph against England.
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Carlos Brathwaite could play a crucial role in Sixers’ BBL|10 campaign considering the international commitment of some other star players.
English all-rounder Curran is likely to be unavailable until after Christmas owing to quarantine rules after England’s tour of South Africa.
Sixers’ leading wicket-taker Sean Abbott’s availability will also depend on his international duties.
The Sixers had signed Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who will be returning to BBL after a six-summer break.
Owing to his Australia duties, the left-arm seamer could feature in the last three league phase matches and the finals, according to the cricket.com.au report.
Sydney Sixers Squad:
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince