Defending Big Bash League champions Sydney Sixers have signed Carlos Brathwaite for the upcoming season. The all-rounder earlier played four matches for the side in 2017-18. Brathwaite is the Sixers' third overseas signing after Englishmen James Vince and Tom Curran, and like Vince will be available for the full tournament. He is set to form part of a power-packed lower-middle order alongside Curran, who has been used as a finisher in recent seasons, and new recruit Dan Christian. During his time with Sixers in 2017-18, Brathwaite made an impact with the ball, picking up six wickets.
The West Indies all-rounder, who has 1614 runs and 154 wickets in T20s, has also represented Sydney Thunder. "I have very fond memories of Sydney," Brathwaite noted. "I have good memories of playing at the SCG in my second Test match and even better memories of playing BBL for Sixers. I remember great times dancing at the games and the times in the dressing rooms with our team," he added. The announcement means that only one team, the Melbourne Stars, are yet to confirm the availability of at least three overseas players, with the limit per team increased from two to three for this season.