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Brathwaite fired up for World Cup glory
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Brathwaite fired up for World Cup glory

West Indies all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite finds himself as a versatile player for the two-time world champions and believes he is ready to perform whatever role is required in the ICC World Cup.

Carlos Brathwaite wants to be the guy who can snare crucial wickets and play match-winning cameos as the West Indies aim to defy odds and lift their third World Cup. He entered in the West Indies history books by smashing four consecutive sixes in the last over of the 2016 T20 final.

“When chosen, my skillset suits bowling very tight in the middle, offering some support at the death and then with the bat picking up the slack. If I need to come in the last three or four overs to give us a boost to the total then fine… or the odd game where I can come in and play a longer knock, so I think it’s about working on all facets of my game so my versatility makes me an asset that can be chosen at any point during the tournament,” Brathwaite said.

West Indies won the World Cup on two occasions under the leadership of Clive Lloyd – the first edition in 1975 when they beat Australia and again in 1979 when they beat England. West Indies open their campaign on May 31 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.