Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 25 years 73 days

Major teams West Indies, Deccan Chargers, Nottinghamshire, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Trinidad & Tobago Under-19s, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Relation Half-brother - DJ Bravo

Darren Michael Bravo
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 49 4 2011 218 44.68 4295 46.82 5 8 229 20 19 0
ODIs 73 70 9 1893 100* 31.03 2708 69.90 1 15 165 35 24 0
T20Is 10 9 0 191 42 21.22 175 109.14 0 0 19 6 0 0
First-class 63 107 7 3948 218 39.48 8 21 54 0
List A 105 101 15 3109 112* 36.15 4 22 38 0
Twenty20 61 57 14 1424 82* 33.11 1232 115.58 0 8 104 59 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 63 4 100 64 1 1/9 1/9 64.00 3.84 100.0 0 0 0
List A 105 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Dec 11-13, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Port of Spain, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound, Mar 2, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at Couva, Jan 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago at Providence, Apr 11-14, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Trinidad & Tobago v Mumbai Indians at Delhi, Oct 5, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
61, 8 Trinidad & T v Guyana Providence 11 Apr 2014 FC
10, 45 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Port of Spain 4 Apr 2014 FC
10, 0/18, 0/18 Trinidad & T v Comb C&C Port of Spain 28 Mar 2014 FC
4, 19 Trinidad & T v Barbados Bridgetown 21 Mar 2014 FC
60 Trinidad & T v Leeward Is Port of Spain 14 Mar 2014 FC
1, 69 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Port of Spain 7 Mar 2014 FC
16 West Indies v England North Sound 5 Mar 2014 ODI # 3484
13 West Indies v England North Sound 2 Mar 2014 ODI # 3480
2 West Indies v England North Sound 28 Feb 2014 ODI # 3477
1 West Indies v Ireland Kingston 23 Feb 2014 ODI # 3472
Profile

Darren Bravo is living proof that imitation is the best form of flattery and learning. Only he chose to do it with one of the most inimitable masters of the game. To try to imitate is one thing, to pull it off at Test level, to imbibe it so much that it becomes you, is quite another. Brian Lara's cousin and Dwayne Bravo's half-brother, the younger Bravo, used to watch cricket only for Lara. As soon as Lara would get out, Bravo would switch off the TV and go out to bat.

The result was not quite The Prince, but a talented left-hand batsman with the same walk, the same backlift, the same flourish, the same footwork, the same mannerisms. The most incredible part, though, is that none of it seems forced, gratuitous or less than the best that Bravo can do. The man was born to bat this way, right down to the same Lara leap upon reaching a century.

It was that century that eluded Bravo for his first 31 ODIs, nine Tests and four T20Is. The appetite, though, was there. For a stylish and attacking batsman, he is one of the few young stars in world cricket who feel more at home as the length of the format increases. His early century drought might suggest otherwise, but he is a man for long innings, a man who seems to love to bat on and on. His first century arrived in Bangladesh, in his tenth Test, and he made it a big one, falling five short of a double. He scored two more in the series in India immediately after. After 12 Tests his run aggregate and average were identical to that of Lara's after 12. He scored his first ODI century against Zimbabwe in 2013.

Of course Bravo doesn't have to face the quality of bowling Lara did, and he bats a position lower that Lara's No. 3. Like Lara he will soon become the best batsman of a struggling batting line-up. What he does with a team even weaker than the one Lara played in will be Bravo's real test.
Sidharth Monga

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Latest Photos

Mar 28, 2014

Darren Bravo drags the ball onto his stumps, Trinidad & Tobago v Combined Campuses and Colleges, Regional Four Day Competition, Port of Spain, March 28, 2014, Day 1

Darren Bravo drags the ball onto his stumps

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Mar 16, 2014

Kieran Powell plays a defensive stroke while Darren Bravo looks on, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands, Trinidad, 3rd day, March 16, 2014

Kieran Powell plays a defensive stroke while Darren Bravo looks on

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Mar 14, 2014

Darren Bravo leans forward for a drive, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands, Regional Four Day Competition 2013-14, 1st day, Port-of-Spain, March 14, 2014

Darren Bravo leans forward for a drive

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: Barbados v Jamaica at Bridgetown - Apr 19-22
Barbados 245 Jamaica 52/1
2nd Semi-Final: Trinidad & T v Windward Is at Port of Spain - Apr 19-22
Windward Is 248 Trinidad & T 36/3
1st Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston
Jun 8-12, 2014 (10:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT)
2nd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain
Jun 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Providence
Jun 26-30, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
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