In the last few months, one particular name has taken world cricket by storm. Yes, he is none other than the hard hitting West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite. The muscular lad has fared well in all forms of the game, and right since his test debut Down Under, Brathwaite has been termed as the future star to watch out for.
But Brathwaite stole the show with his unparalleled heroics in the final of the ICC World T20 2016. With 19 needed off the last over, Brathwaite deposited the first four balls out of the park, to help the West Indies win the coveted title. As a matter of fact, he is having a ball at the IPL as well for the Delhi Daredevils.
Brathwaite is now being looked upon as an investment option by the Big Bash League sides in Australia. “We made contact with him before the World Cup, so disappointed that he put himself up in lights actually,” Hobart Hurricanes general manager Michael Roberts was quoted saying.
“There’s a fair bit of interest in him now, not just in Big Bash but world cricket. The ball is in his court now. We’re waiting for him to come back with further discussions.” “You need these internationals to come in and really embrace what Big Bash is about without the ego, from what I’ve heard about Carlos, he’s the perfect Big Bash model player,” he further added.
Brathwaite himself in an interview had confirmed his interest to participate in the BBL. “Once the franchises are interested and once Test cricket or international cricket allows then I’m available,” Brathwaite said after West Indies’ win in the World T20. “David Hussey has been speaking to me since we played together at the CPL team, the Antigua Hawks Bills. “I don’t think it’s ever quite materialized but congrats to him as well with Melbourne Stars and the job he’s been doing with them, but whatever opportunities arise, I’m available.”