ILT20: Carlos Brathwaite replaces Jamie Overton for Gulf Giants

The English pacer will miss out on the entire tournament following a lumbar stress fracture

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Kandy Falcons' Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) match against Colombo Stars on December 22, 2022. — AFP
Kandy Falcons' Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) match against Colombo Stars on December 22, 2022. — AFP

Published: Sun 15 Jan 2023, 10:36 PM

The Gulf Giants announced on Saturday that West Indies star Carlos Braithwaite will replace England’s right-arm fast bowler Jamie Overton in the DP World ILT20.

The English pacer will miss out on the entire tournament following a lumbar stress fracture.


Despite the injury of Overton, the arrival of Braithwaite means the giants are reinforced with a power hitter that can be deployed anywhere in the batting order.

“It’s unfortunate he won’t be part of the tournament given the nature of his injury. I wish him a speedy recovery," Gulf Giants coach Andy Flower said.


"Meanwhile, I am happy that we are getting Carlos on board. He is a young dynamic player who will strengthen our squad.”


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