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Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 27 years 140 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

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 42 76 4 2988 218 41.50 6458 46.26 7 14 346 36 41 0
ODIs 89 86 10 2397 124 31.53 3449 69.49 2 16 204 47 27 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 81 140 7 4995 218 37.55 10 28 84 0
List A 131 127 16 4029 124 36.29 5 27 45 0
Twenty20 86 79 20 1971 86* 33.40 1671 117.95 0 12 131 96 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 89 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 81 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 131 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 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 21, 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 Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Couva, Mar 18-21, 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 21, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Barbados Tridents v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Port of Spain, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3752
11 West Indies v South Africa Basseterre 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3747
39 West Indies v Australia Basseterre 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3745
19 West Indies v Australia Providence 5 Jun 2016 ODI # 3740
30 West Indies v South Africa Providence 3 Jun 2016 ODI # 3739
21 West Indies v BDOS Select Cave Hill 27 May 2016 Other OD
24 West Indies v BDOS Select Bridgetown 25 May 2016 Other OD
2, 4 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Couva 18 Mar 2016 FC
97 Trinidad & T v Barbados Port of Spain 23 Jan 2016 LA
95 Trinidad & T v Guyana Port of Spain 20 Jan 2016 LA
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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Jun 24, 2016

Darren Bravo celebrates his third ODI century, West Indies v South Africa, ODI tri-series, Bridgetown, June 24, 2016

Darren Bravo celebrates his third ODI century

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Jun 24, 2016

Darren Bravo swings down the ground,  West Indies v South Africa, ODI tri-series, Bridgetown, June 24, 2016

Darren Bravo swings down the ground

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Jun 13, 2016

Darren Bravo launches one for six, West Indies v Australia, 5th match, ODI tri-series, Basseterre, June 13, 2016

Darren Bravo launches one for six

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Tour Results
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 24, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
Middlesex v West Indians at Lord's - Jun 13, 2012
West Indians won by 228 runs
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