Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 25 years 155 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 30 54 4 2196 218 43.92 4654 47.18 6 8 252 24 24 0
ODIs 73 70 9 1893 100* 31.03 2708 69.90 1 15 165 35 24 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 67 114 7 4141 218 38.70 9 21 63 0
List A 105 101 15 3109 112* 36.15 4 22 38 0
Twenty20 63 59 14 1468 82* 32.62 1267 115.86 0 8 105 62 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 67 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 105 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 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 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 New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 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 West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, Jul 6, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 West Indies v New Zealand Roseau 6 Jul 2014 T20I # 403
30 West Indies v New Zealand Roseau 5 Jul 2014 T20I # 402
24, 40 West Indies v New Zealand Bridgetown 26 Jun 2014 Test # 2127
109 West Indies v New Zealand Port of Spain 16 Jun 2014 Test # 2125
0/2, 0, 12 West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 8 Jun 2014 Test # 2123
0, 8 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Port of Spain 19 Apr 2014 FC
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
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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Jul 5, 2014

Darren Bravo plays a pull shot, West Indies v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Roseau, July 5, 2014

Darren Bravo plays a pull shot

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Jun 30, 2014

Darren Bravo threw away a promising start, West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Barbados, 5th day, June 30, 2014

Darren Bravo threw away a promising start

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Jun 17, 2014

Darren Bravo takes off after reaching his first hundred on his home ground, West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day, June 17, 2014

Darren Bravo takes off after reaching his first hundred on his home ground

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Amazon v Hawksbills at St George's - Jul 11
Amazon won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Red Steel v Tridents at St George's
Jul 12, 2014 (10:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Zouks v Tallawahs at St George's
Jul 12, 2014 (14:30 local | 18:30 GMT | 14:30 EDT | 13:30 CDT | 11:30 PDT)
Hawksbills v Tallawahs at North Sound
Jul 17, 2014 (15:30 local | 19:30 GMT | 15:30 EDT | 14:30 CDT | 12:30 PDT)
Amazon v Red Steel at Providence
Jul 17, 2014 (19:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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