Carlos Brathwaite

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Carlos Brathwaite
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Ricardo Brathwaite
Born (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 32)
Christ Church, Barbados
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 306)26 December 2015 v Australia
Last Test24 July 2016 v India
ODI debut (cap 161)18 October 2011 v Bangladesh
Last ODI14 August 2019 v India
T20I debut (cap 53)11 October 2011 v Bangladesh
Last T20I6 August 2019 v India
Domestic team information
2011, 2018Combined Campuses and Colleges
2013Barbados Tridents
2014Antigua Hawksbills
2015–presentSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2016–2017Delhi Daredevils
2017Sydney Thunder
2017–2018Quetta Gladiators
2017–presentKhulna Titans
2018–presentSydney Sixers
2018Sunrisers Hyderabad
2019Lahore Qalandars
2019Kolkata Knight Riders
2020Peshawar Zalmi
2021Multan Sultans
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 3 44 41 39
Runs scored 181 559 310 1,522
Batting average 45.25 16.44 14.76 27.67
100s/50s 0/3 1/1 0/0 1/9
Top score 69 101 37* 109
Balls bowled 408 1,825 709 4,472
Wickets 1 43 31 88
Bowling average 242.00 41.06 32.67 23.84
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/30 5/27 3/20 7/90
Catches/stumpings 0/– 11/– 19/– 20/–
Source: CricInfo, 14 August 2019

Carlos Ricardo Brathwaite (born 18 July 1988) is a cricketer from Barbados and a former captain of the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team.[2]

International career[edit]

Brathwaite made his T20I debut for the West Indies against Bangladesh on 11 October 2011. He made his One Day International debut seven days later in the same series.[2]

He made his Test debut for the West Indies in the Second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 December 2015.[3]

Needing 19 to win in the last over against England, Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the first four balls of the last over in the final of 2016 ICC World Twenty20 to enable the West Indies to win their second World Twenty20 title.[4] This was his debut World Cup. He was the first player for the West Indies to hit four consecutive sixes in a T20I match.[5]

In August 2016, Brathwaite was named the captain of the West Indies team for their Twenty20 International matches against India in Florida later that month.[6]

On 8 March 2018, during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier match against Papua New Guinea at the Old Hararians in Harare, Brathwaite took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs.[7][8]

In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[9][10] On 22 June 2019, in the match against New Zealand, Brathwaite scored his first century in ODIs. He was caught on the boundary for what would have been a match-winning six.[11]

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

In April 2016, he made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut with franchise Delhi Daredevils,[12] having been bought at auction for Rs. 4.2 crore (having had a base price of Rs. 30 lakh).[13]

He also spent a number of years playing domestic cricket in Ireland, with Dublin-based Leinster Cricket Club, with whom in 2009 he won the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup, defeating Donemena CC in the final.[14]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction.[15] In May 2018, he was signed by Kent County Cricket Club to play in the 2018 Vitality Blast tournament in England.[16]

In October 2018, Cricket West Indies (CWI) awarded him a white-ball contract for the 2018–19 season.[17][18] Later the same month, he was named in the squad for the Khulna Titans team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[19]

In December 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[20][21] In October 2019, he was named as the captain of the Combined Campuses team for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament.[22] He was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[23] In July 2020, he was named in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[24][25]

In October 2020, he was drafted by the Dambulla Viiking for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.[26]


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  3. ^ "Scorecard: 2nd Test: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 26–30, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
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  5. ^ Vaishali Bhardwaj (3 April 2016). "T20 World Cup final 2016: Carlos Brathwaite hits four sixes in a row to help West Indies beat England by four wickets". Evening Standard. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Carlos Brathwaite named West Indies T20 captain". ESPN Cricinfo. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Windies avoid scare to edge out PNG". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Holder and Brathwaite ward off PNG threat". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
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  10. ^ "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  11. ^ "New Zealand beat West Indies by five runs: Cricket World Cup 2019". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  12. ^ "KKR bowl; Brathwaite debuts for Daredevils". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  13. ^ "The Hindu: Who is Carlos Brathwaite?". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Carlos Braithwaite: From Leinster to T20 glory". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  15. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Billings' Twenty20 links help Kent seal Brathwaite deal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Kemar Roach gets all-format West Indies contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Cricket West Indies announces list of contracted players". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  20. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  21. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Selection to CCC Marooners squad means a lot for Akshaya Persaud". Guyana Times. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  26. ^ "Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi among big names taken at LPL draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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