BBL: Carlos Brathwaite uses green-coloured bat

Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indian all-rounder, used a green-coloured bat in Sydney Thunder's 77-run loss to Adelaide Strikers on Thursday.

Carlos Brathwaite used his green bat to score one run on Wednesday.   -  Sydney Morning Herald (Cricket NSW)

West Indian Carlos Brathwaite has added colour to the Big Bash League with a dash of green. The burly all-rounder took out a green bat for his innings against Adelaide Strikers on Wednesday.

As green is also the colour of his club’s jersey, the new addition was given a go-ahead by Cricket Australia. Under the tournament’s rules, the bat’s colour can be black or the colour of its club. A black bat carried by Andre Russell was not allowed in the competition as it had provided black marks to the white ball.

Brathwaite’s indifferent run with the bat, however, did not change with the change in colour of his bat. He scored one before being snaffled by Striker leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who won his side the encounter with a match haul of six for 11 that catalysed Thunders’ collapse to 101 all out.

Brathwaite took a wicket in Strikers’ innings. This was Thunders’ last BBL game in the group stages. The loss ended its campaign this season as it failed to progress to the semifinals.

“[Andre] Russell brought the black bat, and I’m just trying to bring some Caribbean flair and have a green bat,” Brathwaite was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.