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Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 27 years 88 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 84 81 10 2283 124 32.15 3247 70.31 2 16 192 46 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 126 122 16 3915 124 36.93 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 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 81 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 7, 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 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 Trinidad & Tobago v Barbados at Port of Spain, Jan 23, 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
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
82 Trinidad & T v Barbados Port of Spain 17 Jan 2016 LA
33 West Indies v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2016 Test # 2198
81, 21 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2195
108, 4 West Indies v Australia Hobart 10 Dec 2015 Test # 2193
51, 5 West Indians v CA XI Brisbane 2 Dec 2015 FC
4 West Indies v Sri Lanka Pallekele 7 Nov 2015 ODI # 3704
21 West Indies v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 4 Nov 2015 ODI # 3702
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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Jan 3, 2016

James Pattinson celebrates after having Darren Bravo caught, Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day, January 3, 2016

James Pattinson celebrates after having Darren Bravo caught

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Jan 3, 2016

Darren Bravo steers one towards point, Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day, January 3, 2016

Darren Bravo steers one towards point

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Dec 29, 2015

Peter Siddle celebrates after dismissing Darren Bravo, Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 29, 2015

Peter Siddle celebrates after dismissing Darren Bravo

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Tour Results
India v West Indies at Chennai - Dec 11, 2011
India won by 34 runs
India v West Indies at Indore - Dec 8, 2011
India won by 153 runs
India v West Indies at Ahmedabad - Dec 5, 2011
West Indies won by 16 runs
India v West Indies at Visakhapatnam - Dec 2, 2011
India won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Cuttack - Nov 29, 2011
India won by 1 wicket (with 7 balls remaining)
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