BRISTOL, England (CMC) — West Indies Take a look at Captain Kraigg Brathwaite believes he can use his in depth expertise on the highest stage to make an impression for Gloucestershire in his upcoming stint within the County Championship with the west nation outfit.
The 28-year-old is ready to end up for the county within the first half of the season, starting with a high-profile conflict in opposition to Somerset on Thursday in Taunton.
Brathwaite has performed 68 Assessments and struck 9 a whole lot, and is on his fourth county marketing campaign after beforehand that includes for Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Glamorgan.
“Enjoying right here earlier than clearly, I’ve a number of experiences and for me it is simply to wherever I can help as a batsman and as a participant advice-wise, I might try this,” the Barbadian stated.
“And for me probably because the opening batsman, it is simply to construct that basis to make it simpler for the blokes coming to observe. It is nearly doing my job to be trustworthy.”
Brathwaite is coming off a rewarding two-Take a look at collection in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier this month the place he was his facet’s main run-getter with 237 runs at a mean of 59.
The collection additionally represented his first as full-time captain, changing compatriot Jason Holder, after overseeing a whitewash of Bangladesh earlier this 12 months when Holder skipped the tour.
Brathwaite arrived in England instantly following the Sri Lanka collection however was pressured to quarantine underneath the nation’s COVID-19 rules, inflicting him to overlook the membership’s first recreation in opposition to Surrey which they gained by eight wickets.
And he stated he was thrilled to lastly be among the many squad and getting ready for the upcoming contest.
“I am very glad to be right here, very glad to be out of quarantine and I sit up for doing properly for Gloucestershire,” he stated.
“Clearly I am a cricketer and I like to play cricket so coming and seeing the blokes is a pleasant feeling, and I actually sit up for going on the market and enjoying some cricket.”
He continued: “I adopted a number of [games] on the web site. Clearly noticed the blokes having first recreation. I have been on the web site [following] and it is good to see the blokes doing properly.”
Gloucestershire have been spectacular of their opener, chasing down 228 on the ultimate day on the weekend with South African Graeme van Buuren hitting an unbeaten 110.
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