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West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite recently picked five players to watch out for in the upcoming men’s edition of The Hundred. Brathwaite took the name of English left-arm wrist spinner Jake Lintott and compared him to Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy because of the hardships they faced when they reached the top level.
Carlos Brathwaite will be in action on the opening day of the men’s tournament, when his side Manchester Originals take on the Oval Invincibles today.
Writing in a column for the BBC, Brathwaite chose his Manchester Originals teammates Lockie Ferguson and Phil Salt along with Glenn Phillips (Welsh Fire), Jake Lintott (Southern Brave) and Saqib Mahmood (Oval Invincibles) as the five players to take on. to watch out for in The Hundred.
With regard to Jake Lintott, Brathwaite made an intriguing comparison to former England international and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. The West Indian all-rounder stated:
“Jake Lintott is a name you may not have heard but he is a player who I think could make a huge impact in The Hundred. I see him as the Jamie Vardy of cricket. Just like the Leicester City footballer.” played Jake at the lower levels and had to fight to make his way in the leagues and in professional sports Jake is a left arm wrist spinner not an ordinary bowler you would find which makes him a real challenge to head He is 28 and this year was his first full season in the domestic T20 Blast.”
Carlos Brathwaite and Jake Lintott recently shared a dressing room together for the Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast.
Carlos Brathwaite explains the secret to success in franchise cricket
The Manchester Originals all-rounder showed how players perform best when they’re not playing for their spot or contract.
Carlos Brathwaite believes that teams that allow the players to express themselves and enjoy the sport usually do well in the tournament. He added:
“As cricketers, when you’re in an environment to express yourself, the shackles really loosen. When we were kids on the street, we just laughed, enjoyed the game and had a passion and love for it, but when “It’s a job sometimes you play for your spot or a contract. The best franchises and teams are the ones that make you remember what it was like to play on the street as a kid, so you rekindle that passion and love.”
Carlos Brathwaite starred for the West Indies at the last T20 World Cup, where he won the final for his side by beating four straight sixes in the last over.
However, the all-rounder is now out of the West Indies national team, having last appeared in the T20Is in August 2019. An impressive outing at The Hundred could put the 33-year-old back in the schedule of things for roster.
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