Carlos Brathwaite joins Gulf Giants to replace Jamie Overton

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The
English
pacer
was
ruled
out
from
the
ILT20
tournament
due
to
a
lumbar
stress
fracture.

Carlos
Brathwaite
will
be
joining
the
team
to
replenish
the
squad.
The
West
Indian
all-rounder
is
a
seasoned
T20
specialist
with
over
200
matches
under
his
belt.
Despite
the
injury
of
Overton,
the
arrival
of
Braithwaite
means
the
giants
are
reinforced
with
a
power
hitter
that
can
be
deployed
anywhere
in
the
batting
order.

Brathwaite
made
his
name
in
the
final
of
the
2016
ICC
T20
World
Cup,
when
he
hit
four
consecutive
sixes
off
Ben
Stokes
to
win
the
tournament
for
the
West
Indies
at
the
iconic
Eden
Gardens
in
Kolkata.

He
hasn’t
made
the
most
out
of
his
potential
though
as
the
player
has
not
been
a
regular
at
either
international
cricket
or
franchise
cricket
in
the
recent
past.
But
this
will
be
an
opportunity
to
revive
his
career
in
the
franchise
leagues.

Brathwaite
is
not
just
a
hard-hitter,
but
is
handy
with
the
ball
as
well.
And
the
head
coach
of
Gulf
Giants,
former
Zimbabwe
captain
Andy
Flower
was
ecstatic
to
have
the
lanky
Caribbean
in
the
team


“It’s
unfortunate
he
won’t
be
part
of
the
tournament
given
the
nature
of
his
injury.
I
wish
him
a
speedy
recovery.
Meanwhile,
I
am
happy
that
we
are
getting
Carlos
on
board.
He
is
a
young
dynamic
player
who
will
strengthen
our

squad,”

Flower
said.

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