Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 25 years 317 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 32 57 4 2311 218 43.60 4932 46.85 6 9 263 27 31 0
ODIs 79 76 9 2171 124 32.40 3071 70.69 2 16 185 45 25 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 69 117 7 4256 218 38.69 9 22 70 0
List A 112 108 15 3396 124 36.51 5 23 39 0
Twenty20 73 67 17 1680 82* 33.60 1454 115.54 0 10 116 75 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 79 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 69 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 112 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, Sep 13-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Dharamsala, Oct 17, 2014 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 Bangladesh at Gros Islet, Sep 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A India v West Indies at Dharamsala, Oct 17, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Basseterre, Aug 13, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- West Indians v SAf Invit XI Benoni 10 Dec 2014 Other
40 West Indies v India Dharamsala 17 Oct 2014 ODI # 3535
26 West Indies v India Delhi 11 Oct 2014 ODI # 3533
28 West Indies v India Kochi 8 Oct 2014 ODI # 3531
9 West Indians v India A Mumbai (BS) 3 Oct 2014 LA
46, 7 West Indies v Bangladesh Gros Islet 13 Sep 2014 Test # 2139
62 West Indies v Bangladesh Kingstown 5 Sep 2014 Test # 2138
124 West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3514
53 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 22 Aug 2014 ODI # 3511
7 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 20 Aug 2014 ODI # 3509
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 17, 2014

Darren Bravo is disappointed after missing one from Akshar Patel, India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Dharamsala, October 17, 2014

Darren Bravo is disappointed after missing one from Akshar Patel

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Oct 17, 2014

Darren Bravo clips one to the leg side, India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Dharamsala, October 17, 2014

Darren Bravo clips one to the leg side

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Oct 11, 2014

Darren Bravo lost a bail to Mohammed Shami, India v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Delhi, October 11, 2014

Darren Bravo lost a bail to Mohammed Shami

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Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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