Brathwaite credits advice from mates
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Barbadian seamer, Carlos Brathwaite, has credited advice from his captain Dwayne Smith and spinner Sulieman Benn for his career best four for 23 in the Caribbean T20 match against Jamaica on Tuesday.
Brathwaite’s performance earned him Man-of-the-Match as the Bajans beat Jamaica by five wickets at Queen’s Park Oval to record their second win in the tournament.
The 24-year-old, who stands six-feet-four-inches, was able to recover after being slightly off target in his opening spell.
“I have to say thanks to the captain and Benn,”said Brathwaite, a member of the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre.
“After my first two overs they stuck in my ear and let me know I had a big role to play to come back and finish the innings for us. I did that and we came out on top. Winning is the most important thing,”
Barbados' bowling and fielding have been outstanding – as they dismissed their two opponents thus far for under 100.
On Tuesday Captain Smith held four sharp catches – including two at slip off Brathwaite – to set a new record for his country as an outfielder.
“The first wicket I got was John Campbell. I got a little flustered after the first few fours he hit off me, but I decided to just calm down. I managed to get his wicket with the last ball of my second over and that started it for us,”said Brathwaite.
“Then coming back, it was just a case of carrying on the good work. I got a wicket my first ball [of new spell]. I managed to get two [wicket] nicked off at slip, so I felt good.”
Barbados has ended the third day on top the standings with a maximum eight points from two wins.