Brathwaite to play County Cricket

Brathwaite to play County Cricket
West Indies’ Jerome Taylor bowls during the One-Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth, file

West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has signed a deal to play for Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship.

The 25-year-old opener has played 49 Tests, amassing 3,263 runs at an average of 37.94, including a high score of 212 against Bangladesh.

He played in England last summer, scoring 134 and 95 in the West Indies’ thrilling Test victory at Headingley.

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket, Mick Newell moved quickly to secure his contract having conducted a global search for a top-order batsman.

He said Kraigg will be a great experience to the side having played nearly 50 Test matches.

Meanwhile, another West Indies cricketer, fast bowler Jerome Taylor has signed up to play for Somerset in the English County Twenty20 Blast campaign.

He will be available for the knockout stages for the nine group matches of the championship later this month, once Somerset qualifies.

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