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Brathwaite ready to strike against Thunder

11 January 2018

West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is set to make his debut for the Sydney Sixers on Saturday against his old club the Sydney Thunder.

Brathwaite is stoked to be donning the magenta for the remainder of BBL|07. After playing for the first time in the Big Bash last year, Brathwaite believes his experience from last season has prepared him for taking on the competition.

“I always love playing in Australia. I always love interacting with the crowd, sometimes banter’s good, sometimes it’s bad. I can expect to get a little stick as well but looking forward to it," Brathwaite said.

There’s not a much better place to play cricket than in Australia so [I’m] ready to go out there. Hopefully, I can put in some good performances and get some wins for us in the back-end of the season.”

With his first appearance for the Sixers being against our crosstown rivals, Brathwaite is ready for the onslaught of banter from his ex-teammates.

“I probably shouldn't get out early because I think a few of the guys will be dabbing on me when that happens. But that’s all a part of cricket and the families, which the Big Bash caters for and which I love, that’s what they come to see," Brathwaite said. 

"They come to see the expression, flare, flavour, character and so if a guy dabs on me when he gets me out, if he gets me out, then fine. Hopefully, I can steal a celebration or two and get one over them as well.

“As a player, all I want to do is perform, get runs for the franchise I’m representing, which thankfully this year is the Sixers. Then from a broader perspective it’s to get that banter that can be shared on the field and once you get off the field, it’s all fun and games and you’re still friends again.”

The Sydney Smash double-header starts at with the women’s game at 2:30pm and will be followed with the men’s match at 7:25pm.