West Indies star joins Notts


West Indian batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will join Nottinghamshire for the County Championship.

The 25-year-old opener has played 49 Tests, amassing 3263 runs at an average of 37.94, including a highest score of 212 against Bangladesh.

“I’m excited about getting going at this great club and hopefully I can help the side push for the Championship title in the run-in,” said Brathwaite.

“Being able to call Trent Bridge home for a few weeks will be a great feeling and I’ll be looking to give my best for the team across the final five games.

“Testing myself in English conditions will develop my game and I’m hoping to continue my good form with the bat, starting on Sunday.”

Brathwaite has found form on tour in England, having struck 134 and 95 in the West Indies’ thrilling Test victory at Headingley last summer.

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell moved quickly to secure his signature having conducted a global search for a top order batsman.

“Kraigg will bring great experience to the side having played nearly 50 Test matches and we hope he can continue his form on these shores,” he said.

“Put simply, he adds quality and depth and we’re hopeful that he can make contributions in the final weeks of the season.”