HEADLINE: Thunder Sign Carlos Brathwaite to Replace Russell

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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1/5/17 6:45:27 AM 

Hamstring injury ends Dre-Russ's campaign prematurely but a fellow West Indian joins defending champs
Sydney Thunder star Andre Russell’s KFC Big Bash season is over, with West Indies World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite to replace the allrounder for the remainder of BBL|06.

Russell was stretchered off from Spotless Stadium after injuring his left hamstring against the Melbourne Stars during Wednesday night’s final-ball thriller and the Thunder confirmed on Thursday the injury would sideline the allrounder for at least 4-6 weeks.

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link sunfish Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/5/17 10:52:42 AM 
Does this mean Braff will miss the super50 and hence the England series?

link Priapus Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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1/5/17 11:25:20 AM 
In reply to sunfish

It means that Braff doesn't care. He is chasing the $$$ as he rightly should.

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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1/5/17 12:35:15 PM 
He better mek he money as people still remember his name

link Maispwi Joined: Feb 4, 2003
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1/5/17 1:52:02 PM 
In reply to Priapus

There goes our T20 captain

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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1/5/17 2:06:30 PM 
Braff got to hustle and mek some $... that 4/6's glitz is eroding very quickly

link Priapus Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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1/5/17 2:09:11 PM 
In reply to Maispwi

There goes our T20 captain


I believe that happened the moment he turned down a central/retainer contract.

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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1/5/17 3:18:23 PM 
In reply to Kay

I agree it is eroding quickly
And I think he has realised that.
Plus he won't miss much the Super 50

link rubberd Joined: Apr 2, 2010
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1/5/17 4:59:13 PM 
In reply to positiveg

Man don't play 50 over cricket for west Indies.

link sunfish Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/5/17 7:18:54 PM 
How quickly players fade when they are not part of the WICB setup.

The Bravo's? Gone from International spotlight and fading professionally elsewhere!

Sammy? Gone from International spotlight and fading professionally elsewhere!

Russell? His star has fallen and I don't expect to see him in the International spotlight again!

C Braithwaite? On a steady decline since World Cup T20 and harmed himself by not accepting the WICB contract. Falling falling!!

Ok, some may argue that it's about the money. However, watch the mercenaries sweat when the an ICC tournament commence and they are not part of it. The afore mentioned will have to stay on the sidelines and tweet. Perhaps even evoke god to summon some strength.

How quickly we forget our beginnings....

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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1/6/17 7:50:37 AM 
In reply to sunfish

Those on the "WICB is badminded" wagon see it as victimization..

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 2, 2003
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1/6/17 8:17:26 AM 
He is on his last hurrah!

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/8/17 5:10:41 AM 
In reply to XDFIX

He's playing today...three overs, 2-30.

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/8/17 8:06:36 AM 
In reply to sunfish

How quickly players fade when they are not part of the WICB setup.

The Bravo's? Gone from International spotlight and fading professionally elsewhere!

Sammy? Gone from International spotlight and fading professionally elsewhere!

Russell? His star has fallen and I don't expect to see him in the International spotlight again!

C Braithwaite? On a steady decline since World Cup T20 and harmed himself by not accepting the WICB contract. Falling falling!!

Ok, some may argue that it's about the money. However, watch the mercenaries sweat when the an ICC tournament commence and they are not part of it. The afore mentioned will have to stay on the sidelines and tweet. Perhaps even evoke god to summon some strength.

How quickly we forget our beginnings....


Dude, you are making this stuff up.

link cherri Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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1/8/17 9:12:16 AM 
why wunna worrying bout Carlos?.....Carlos along with almost all the Barbadian cricketers in the region will fare better than most, reason being, they all have something to fall back on, cricket was not the first choice for many of them, most of them went off the radar and finished their studies, others have started the process and can continue later, making themselves marketable, cricket life is fleeting, there is life after and most of these youngsters are looking down that road...........just saying.........cricket is like playing fast money on a game show, but the show does end at sometime, and that is where you need a plan B, because fast money is just that.... fast, yuh does mek it fast, and yuh does spend it fast.......that is why certain people cayn guh long and leff the cricket, dem ent have nothing to turn to when the cricket done........we gine soon have a geriatric league...........

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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1/8/17 11:20:57 AM 
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lol lol lol

link Brucie Joined: Apr 10, 2008
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1/8/17 12:57:18 PM 
In reply to black
Dude, you are making this stuff up

It's not nice to make fun of dementia

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