Kraigg Brathwaite

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Kraigg Brathwaite
Personal information
Full name Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite[1]
Born (1992-12-01) 1 December 1992 (age 21)
Black Rock, St Michael, Barbados
Nickname BoBo/Kraiggy
Batting style Right–hand batsman
Bowling style Right–arm off break
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 290) 20 May 2011 v Pakistan
Last Test 16 June 2014 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008-present Combined Campuses and Colleges,Wanderers Cricket Club
2008-Present Barbados
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 14 61 14
Runs scored 956 4,072 bat avg2 = 39.93 315
Batting average 38.24 {{{bat avg2}}} 26.25
100s/50s 2/6 8/23 0/1
Top score 212 212 55*
Balls bowled 46 105
Wickets 1 3
Bowling average 50.00 31.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/43 1/3
Catches/stumpings 7/– 40/– 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 August 2012

Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite[1] known as Kraigg Brathwaite (born 2 December 1992, Black Rock, St Michael, Barbados)[1] is an international cricketer from Barbados who is part of the West Indian cricket team. He is a right handed batsman. On 6 November 2011, he became only the second West Indian to score two test fifties before his 19th birthday when he made 63(212) against India in Delhi.[2]


Brathwaite had scored 28 centuries in local cricket in Barbados before being included in West Indian under-15 team competing in the Clico International Under-15 Cricket Championships in 2008. He made his first-class cricket debut for Combined Campuses and Colleges against his home country Barbados on 3 April 2009 where he made 73 runs opening the batting. Later that month, he was selected for the Barbados team to play Guyana at Providence Stadium.

In June 2009, Brathwaite was called into the West Indian squad for the series of Test matches against Bangladesh as a replacement for players participating in a strike called by the West Indies Players' Association.[3]

Brathwaite was a student at Combermere School in Saint Michael, Barbados.In August 2012, Brathwaite led West Indies under-19 team in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia.In September 2013, Brathwaite toured with West Indies A to India for an unofficial test series he finished with a total of 334 in 6 innings with an average of 55.66.This included two half-centuries and a hundred.In November,2013 Brathwaite got a test recall for West Indies' test match series against New Zealand in December replacing an injured Chris Gayle after attempting a run a in the second One-Day International against India.Brathwaite is also a member of Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados.Before Brathwaite reached New Zealand he went through some trouble getting the necessary Visa to fly to New Zealand,he had to wait 2 weeks before he was able to fly. On Brathwaite's return to the West Indies he score 45 and 7. In January 2014 Brathwaite was announced as Barbados' Regional 4-day captain. Brathwaite was part of the Barbados Regional super 50 2014 squad which won the competition and had scores of 2,29*,55* and 36 against Trinidad,Leeward Islands,Guyana and Trinidad respectively.Brathwaite started off the first-class season as captain well,taking Barbados to the top of the table.Barbados has played 5 matches which Brathwaite made 85 and 15 vs Winward Island,19 and 5 vs Guyana,91 vs Combined Campuses and Colleges(CCC),0 vs Trinidad and 21 and 91 vs Jamaica. In June 2014 Kraigg Brathwaite was called up to West Indies Test squad for the Test series vs New Zealand.Brathwaite and fellow Barbadian Jason Holder was called up and there was returns for people like Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach and Jamaican pacer Jerome Taylor who hadn't played a test match since November 2009 versus Australia. On June 17 2014,Brathwaite earned his firs Test hundred versus New Zealand.He scored 129 which he took 378 minutes and 258 balls to reach the milestone.He hit 13 fours during his grinding innings. In September 2014,Brathwaite was named in the Test Squad for the Bangladesh Test match series.He was named man of the series after making his first double century in international cricket and finishing with scores of 212,4*,63 and 45.


Test centuries[edit]

# Runs Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 129 11  New Zealand Queen's Park Oval Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago 2014
2 212 13  Bangladesh Arnos Vale Ground Kingstown St Vincent 2014

Career best performances[edit]

as of 18 June 2014

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season BBI Fixture Venue Season
Tests 129 West Indies v New Zealand Port of Spain 2014 1–43 West Indies v India Kolkata 2011
FC 165 Barbados v Leeward Islands Basseterre 2013 1–3 Barbados v CCC Bridgetown 2009
LA 55* Barbados v Guyana Port of Spain 2014 - - - -


  1. ^ a b c Kraigg Brathwaite ESPN Cricinfo profile. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  2. ^ Chanderpaul century thwarts India again espncricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  3. ^ Cricinfo staff (8 July 2009). "West Indies name replacement squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 

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