Kraigg Brathwaite overview

Kraigg Brathwaite was born on 1st December 1992 at St. Michael in Barbados. His nickname is BoBo. Right from his school days, Kraigg Brathwaite was promising with the bat. But in his school life, Brathwaite was a little shy and he was often being harassed and bullied by the physically bigger kids in the school. Brathwaite used to study at Combermere School and during that phase, Brathwaite had a great friend who later shined as has become one of the world's renowned pop stars. She was Rihana (original name Robyn Fenty). Rihana was four years' senior to Brathwaite and every day she used to get up on the same bus West Indies international had picked up. According to some West Indian newspapers, Rihana was often seen trying to protect Brathwaite from being harassed by the bigger kids on the bus. Later on, the friendship between the two had continued as Rihana collect all the tickets at the front row for the whole West Indian under-19 squad to watch her live concert in the USA. Kraigg Brathwaite was the captain of that under-19 West Indies team.

Brathwaite is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler. In 2011 he reached a landmark, scoring 63 against India in New Delhi to become the second West Indian batsman only to score two fifties before his 19th birthday.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 68 130 7 4113 212 33.44 10097 40.73 9 1 21 396 10
ODI 10 10 0 278 78 27.8 483 57.56 0 0 1 15 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 68 46 2138 1146 21 6/29 6/29 3.22 54.57 101.81 1 0
ODI 10 5 152 140 1 1/56 1/56 5.53 140.0 152.0 0 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Brathwaite's cricket journey shined since his childhood as he had struck 28 centuries in the local cricket and got the reward of being selected in the national under-15 team for an under-15 international championship. It was in 2008. Then Brathwaite made his debut in first-class cricket at the age of only 16 years old. It was in April 2009. Brathwaite entered the field as an opening batsman for Barbados against Combined Campuses & Colleges and at such a tender age Brathwaite impressed the cricket fraternity of West Indies by scoring an impressive 73 in the first innings and was run out for 33 in the second innings. Barbados however lost the match but Brathwaite's consistency continued. Brathwaite has taken part in 161 first-class matches and scored 10, 298 runs! He has 23 hundreds in his kitty and a stunning 246 against New Zealand A team at Queenstown. It has been his highest run in first-class cricket so far. Then Brathwaite was chosen the captain of the under-19 West Indies squad for the under-19 World Cup, held in Australia in 2012.

ODI Career

Kraigg Brathwaite made his ODI debut in 2016 against Pakistan at Sharjah. So far he has taken part in 10 ODI matches. He had scored 278 runs at an average of 27.80 while his highest run in the ODI is 78 so far.

Test career

In 2009 Brathwaite was offered the contract by Cricket West Indies, at a time when most of the senior players went on strike before their Test series against Bangladesh at home. But Brathwaite could not get into the first eleven. He had to wait for the next two years, till 2011 for being one of the first eleven members against Pakistan. He has participated in 60 Tests so far and scored 3703 runs at an average of 32.76. His highest so far is a double hundred (212). That was made against Bangladesh in 2014 in Kingstown. But after that Brathwaite had to cross over steep hurdles as he has failed to score even a half-century in 20 innings that spanned almost two consecutive years! But he did not seem to be bothered and had repeated sessions with legendary former West Indian batsman Desmond Haynes to regain mental strength and confidence. He immediately regained his rhythm scoring impressive runs in the three-Test series against England.

IPL career

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T20 Career

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ICC Trophies

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