Sydney Sixer has resigned the West Indies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite for the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020, which is set to start from the 10th of December. He has played for the defending champions in the 2017-18 season.
Carlos Brathwaite is not selected in the West Indies tour of New Zealand and thus, is available for the T20 League. He is coming after playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Peshawar Zalmi, who has been knocked out of the tournament after facing defeat in the first eliminator.
By signing Carlos Brathwaite, Sydney Sixers have now filled their overseas quota. The other two international players are Englishmen James Vince and Tom Curran. The Windies had played four matches in his last appearance for the club. He proved to be a beneficial bowler more than the batsmen as he picked six wickets in 14.4 overs while batting, he only faced six balls.
Carlos Brathwaite excited to play for Sydney Sixers:
Recalling his stint with sixers, Carlos said that he had fond memories of the dressing room and wicket-celebration with the club.
“I have very fond memories of Sydney,” Brathwaite said. “I have good memories of playing at the SCG in my second Test match and even better memories of playing BBL for Sixers. I remember great times dancing at the games and the times in the dressing rooms with our team.”
With his inclusion, Sydney Sixers have got a power-packed lower-middle order alongside Curran, who has been used as a finisher in recent seasons, and new recruit Dan Christian.
Earlier in the week, the premier speedster Mitchell Starc confirmed that he will be available to play for sixers this season.
Meanwhile, the first match of the BBL 2019 winners is against Hobart Hurricanes on December 10.