Yorkshire rope in Kraigg Brathwaite for the rest of the county season
Brathwaite will fill in the gap created by Shaun Marsh who will be heading back to feature for Western Australia in the Matador Cup.
Updated - Sep 6, 2017 12:45 pm
West Indian batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has joined county cricket Club Yorkshire, that will see him don their jersey for the final two County Championship Division One fixture of the 2017 season. The news was announced by the club on Wednesday, September, 6th.
Kraigg Brathwaite’s contribution was absolutely crucial for the West Indies in their second Test encounter against England. West Indies showed a brilliant example of guts and character to pull off a remarkable victory against the Three Lions to level the series at Headingley. While Shai Hope stole the limelight with twin centuries in the Test match, Kraigg Brathwaite contributed with scores of 134 and 95 to script an emphatic win.
However, Brathwaite is not a part of West Indies ODI squad that will face England in the limited overs format which will follow the Test series. As a result, Brathwaite will engage himself with Yorkshire prior to their final home game against Warwickshire which is scheduled for a September 19th start.
What Brathwaite had to say:
Speaking about the same Brathwaite said “It’s a bit of a surprise,”. “Initially, coming to England I knew there would be a lot of opportunities and one of my goals was to score as many runs as possible. I wanted to lead the West Indies batting from the top and earn a chance to play some county cricket.” he added.
Brathwaite will fill in the gap created by Shaun Marsh who will be heading back to feature for Western Australia in the Matador Cup. According to Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, Braithwaite’s tremendous performance against the West Indies came at the most appropriate time and will be a huge benefit for the club.