Brathwaite to lead ‘Bears’ in T20 Blast

West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, June 22, 2019.|
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West Indies all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite has returned to Birmingham Bears as the team’s Twenty20 overseas player and men’s team captain for the entire Vitality Blast campaign for the 2022 season.
The Barbadian, who has helped the Bears to a first quarter final in four years in his debut Blast season with the English club, will be available for all group games and the knockout stages, should the Bears qualify for the quarter finals and subsequently Finals Day at their home ground of Edgbaston.
Brathwaite was the leading wicket-taker for the Bears in 2021 Vitality Blast, taking 18 scalps at an average of 17.61. He scored 183 runs with the bat with a sixth-wicket partnership of 104 with Sam Hain to secure a home win over local rivals Worcestershire Rapids and smashed 44 off 18 balls in the 18-run win over Kitts Outlaws at Trent Bridge. He will captain the Bears for the first time this year.
Brathwaite has captained West Indies and the SKN Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20.