Kraigg Brathwaite was born 1 December 1992 in Barbados. Playing as a right handed opening batsman and occasional off spinner, he has risen to become a key player and vice-captain of the West Indies team. Brathwaite made his Test match debut in 2011 against Pakistan, making only 15 runs in the match, and was unable to prevent West Indies from losing the match by 196 runs. Despite his modest debut, Brathwaite has established himself in the West Indies test squad appearing in more than eighty matches and contributing a dozen centuries with a high score of 212no.

Brathwaite was an influential player in two of the West Indies most significant Test match wins, making an unbeaten 142 and 60 not out against Pakistan in the UAE and contributing scores of 134 and 95 to help his side beat England at Headingley in 2017. In the victory against England, Brathwaite was just five runs short in the second innings from becoming the first player to score two centuries in the same First-Class match at Headingley, a feat that was achieved by his teammate Shai Hope in the same match.

Despite Brathwaite becoming an important member of West Indies Test Match squad, and an impressive List-A average of 38.89, he has not been able to establish himself as a One Day International player. He played his ten ODI matches between September 2016 and March 2017, passing 50 only once and averaging 27.80.

Brathwaite joined Notts at the end of the 2018 as a replacement for Quinton de Kock, who was withdrawn by Cricket South Africa. He played four matches in the County Championship scoring 296 runs at an average of 42.28, the second highest average of all Notts batsman that year, with a high score of 71. Despite not making a hundred in his time at Notts he did manage to pass 50 in three of his eight innings, demonstrating his consistency at the top of the order.

Nottinghamshire finished the 2018 season in sixth position, with four wins and eight losses in their 14 matches with the other two matches in the season finishing as draws. Brathwaite was unable to help Nottinghamshire record any victories with his four matches resulting in three losses and a draw, contributing to a poor finish to the season as Notts failed to win in their last seven matches, their final victory of the season was an impressive 301 run win over Essex.

Kraigg Brathwaite had played one season with Yorkshire before joining Notts and subsequently has had single season contracts with Glamorgan, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.


November 2023

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 648

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