West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is all set to make his debut in the County Cricket, as he has signed up by the Kent County Cricket Club for the upcoming Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition.
On Wednesday (2 May), the Club has confirmed the signing of Brathwaite, saying the West Indian T20 captain will be available for the opening four matches of the T20 Blast, starting at Surrey on July 6.
As per reports in AFP, Brathwaite said, “I'm delighted to be joining Kent Spitfires for my first taste of county cricket. I have a good relationship with Sam Billings, having played in the same team at the IPL (Indian Premier League) and BBL (Big Bash League). Sam chatted to me about the opportunity to join and has told me a lot about the great support and atmosphere on T20 nights.”
Meanwhile, Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said of Carlos’ signing, “Carlos is a proven match-winner. He is an explosive ball striker and a skillful white-ball bowler with good variations and extensive experience in the 20-over format.”
The 29-year-old has played three Tests, 28 one-day internationals and 25 T20 Internationals for the West Indies so far and will be replaced by the Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis in the Kent squad for the remaining matches of the English T20 tournament.