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Birmingham Bears hire Dominic Drakes to help them finish strong in the T20 Blast.


Dominic Drakes, a left-handed bowler from the West Indies, has signed a short-term deal with the Birmingham Bears. This deal will last until the end of the Vitality Blast.

Drakes, whose father Vasbert played for Warwickshire in the 2000s, will replace Hasan Ali as one of Bears’ two overseas players, since Ali is leaving this weekend for international service with Pakistan. Drakes’s father Vasbert also played for Warwickshire.

Drakes, who is 25 years old, has played 12 times for his country in white-ball internationals. He also played county cricket for Yorkshire last summer.

“We’re very happy to have Dominic join the team. Warwickshire’s performance director, Gavin Larson, said, “Dominic loves the big stage, and he’s not afraid to take the ball in the power play or when the pressure is on.”

“Dominic’s left arm will give our fast bowlers something new, and we can’t wait to see how he does before the quarter-final.”

With two games left, Birmingham is in first place in the North Group and is guaranteed a spot in the Blast quarterfinals.

Drakes said, “I can’t wait to join the team before an exciting time for the club.” “The team has proven to be one of the best in the race, and I’m looking forward to adding to their early success in the final stages.

“I like playing in front of big crowds, and the chance to play in a quarterfinal and move on to Finals Day is exciting.”

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