Build Windies ODI squad around Brathwaite - Ambrose
Former West Indies bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose has called for the Barbadian opener Kraigg Brathwaite to be made a central figure in the regional team’s One Day International (ODI) squad on the heels of several impressive performances in the WICB Regional Super50 tournament.
The Barbados Pride opener has been one of the most impressive batsmen on display so far, racking up a total of 462 runs, the second most in the competition behind Leeward Islands Kieran Powell. In nine matches Brathwaite has fired two centuries and three half centuries enroute to leading the team to the final against Jamaica Scorpions on Saturday.
The 24-year-old who made his ODI debut against Pakistan last year has made seven appearances since, the last coming against Zimbabwe in November.
Ambrose is convinced a consistent inclusion for Brathwaite could bear fruit for the Windies.
“I have to say that I am most impressed with Kraigg Brathwaite he hasn’t really been in the one day setup consistently. Many of us don’t think he is one day player and to have come into the Barbados Pride team and scored two centuries and a couple of half centuries and scored like 400 runs, to me that was marvelous,” Ambrose said.
“I that is something that I believe we need in the West Indies senior team someone like Kraigg who can bat through the innings if possible and put the other big hitters bat around him.”