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Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 26 years 151 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 37 67 4 2597 218 41.22 5584 46.50 6 11 297 31 40 0
ODIs 81 78 10 2220 124 32.64 3149 70.49 2 16 188 45 27 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 74 127 7 4542 218 37.85 9 24 79 0
List A 119 115 16 3554 124 35.89 5 24 44 0
Twenty20 76 69 17 1699 82* 32.67 1481 114.71 0 10 118 75 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 74 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 119 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-14, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 21, 2015 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 Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-14, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 21, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v Guyana Amazon Warriors at Basseterre, Jul 4, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19 Red Steel v Amazon Basseterre 4 Jul 2015 T20
0 Red Steel v Tridents Bridgetown 25 Jun 2015 T20
- Red Steel v Zouks Gros Islet 21 Jun 2015 T20
14, 11 West Indies v Australia Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
19, 5 West Indies v Australia Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
9, 82 West Indies v England Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
35, 69 West Indies v England St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
10, 32 West Indies v England North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
49* West Indies v Pakistan Christchurch 21 Feb 2015 ODI # 3608
0 West Indies v Ireland Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
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 5, 2015

Darren Bravo walks back after being dismissed for 5, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Roseau, 3rd day, June 5, 2015

Darren Bravo walks back after being dismissed for 5

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Jun 3, 2015

Darren Bravo walks back after being dismissed for 19, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, 1st day, Roseau, June 3, 2015

Darren Bravo walks back after being dismissed for 19

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Jun 3, 2015

Michael Clarke checks on Darren Bravo after the latter was struck on the side of the helmet , West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, 1st day, Roseau, June 3, 2015

Michael Clarke checks on Darren Bravo after the latter was struck on the side of the helmet

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 17, 2013
Aus Women won by 114 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 15, 2013
Eng Women won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 15, 2013
SL Women won by 88 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 13, 2013
Eng Women won by 15 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai - Feb 13, 2013
WI Women won by 8 runs
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 13, 2013
SA Women won by 110 runs
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