Brathwaite to continue aggressive approach


October 31, 2015
Carlos Brathwaite

ALL-rounder Carlos Brathwaite says he will continue to back himself with his new aggressive approach, as he gears up for tomorrow's start of the three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.

The 27-year-old blasted an astonishing 113 off 58 deliveries as West Indies beat Sri Lanka Cricket President's XI by 43 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, in a warm-up one-day game at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.

He added an up tempo 193 for the eighth wicket with Andre Russell who smashed 89 from 54 balls, as they pulled West Indies out of trouble at 109 for seven in the 30th over.

"It obviously gives me a lot of confidence. I got a fifty in the preparation match for the Test game. I was a bit annoyed that I didn't make a bigger score but thankfully today it came off," Brathwaite said afterwards.

"It's just about me taking my same process and same method into the ODIs if selected. One thing myself and Russell spoke a lot about is that the way we play won't always come off, sometimes you will get out and it will seem like a stupid shot, but we will have days when we can take attacks apart and do what we did today."

The right-hander stroked ten fours and seven sixes mostly clean shots back overhead to reiterate the form he displayed in the three-day game at the start of the tour when he belted a top score of 54 from just 46 balls.

Brathwaite is yet to play a Test and has played only four ODIs and two T20Is for the Windies.

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