Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 27 years 237 days

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

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 46 83 4 3127 218 39.58 6783 46.10 7 15 362 37 44 0
ODIs 91 88 10 2505 124 32.11 3572 70.12 3 16 217 51 28 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 85 147 7 5134 218 36.67 10 29 87 0
List A 133 129 16 4137 124 36.61 6 27 46 0
Twenty20 90 82 21 2050 86* 33.60 1737 118.01 0 13 135 100 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 85 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 133 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Aug 18-22, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Port of Spain, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, Jul 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at Couva, Jan 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Aug 18-22, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs at Port of Spain, Jul 4, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10 West Indies v India Port of Spain 18 Aug 2016 Test # 2218
29, 59 West Indies v India Gros Islet 9 Aug 2016 Test # 2215
0, 20 West Indies v India Kingston 30 Jul 2016 Test # 2211
11, 10 West Indies v India North Sound 21 Jul 2016 Test # 2207
- T&T Riders v Tallawahs Port of Spain 4 Jul 2016 T20
12 T&T Riders v Amazon Port of Spain 2 Jul 2016 T20
4 T&T Riders v Tridents Port of Spain 1 Jul 2016 T20
63* T&T Riders v Zouks Port of Spain 29 Jun 2016 T20
6 West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3756
102 West Indies v South Africa Bridgetown 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3754
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

Aug 18, 2016

Darren Bravo is cleaned up by R Ashwin, West Indies v India, 4th Test, Port of Spain, 1st day, August 18, 2016

Darren Bravo is cleaned up by R Ashwin

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Aug 2, 2016

Darren Bravo shoulders arms to a delivery, West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 4th day, August 2, 2016

Darren Bravo shoulders arms to a delivery

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Jul 30, 2016

Virat Kohli takes off after catching Darren Bravo at slip, West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 1st day, July 30, 2016

Virat Kohli takes off after catching Darren Bravo at slip

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Tour Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Oct 29-Nov 2, 2011
West Indies won by 229 runs
Bangladesh v West Indies at Chittagong - Oct 21-25, 2011
Match drawn
Bangladesh v West Indies at Chittagong - Oct 18, 2011
Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Oct 15, 2011
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Oct 13, 2011
West Indies won by 40 runs
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