Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 27 years 304 days

Major teams West Indies, Deccan Chargers, Nottinghamshire, Trinbago Knight Riders, 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 49 89 4 3400 218 40.00 7447 45.65 8 16 390 39 47 0
ODIs 94 91 10 2595 124 32.03 3714 69.87 3 17 222 55 30 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 89 154 7 5498 218 37.40 11 31 91 0
List A 136 132 16 4227 124 36.43 6 28 48 0
Twenty20 90 82 21 2050 86* 33.60 1737 118.01 0 13 135 100 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 49 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 89 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 136 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5, 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 Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs at Port of Spain, Jul 4, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 3 West Indies v Pakistan Sharjah 30 Oct 2016 Test # 2229
43, 13 West Indies v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 21 Oct 2016 Test # 2226
87, 116 West Indies v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2016 Test # 2224
91 West Indies v PCB Pat XI Sharjah 7 Oct 2016 FC
17 West Indies v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 5 Oct 2016 ODI # 3789
61 West Indies v Pakistan Sharjah 2 Oct 2016 ODI # 3788
12 West Indies v Pakistan Sharjah 30 Sep 2016 ODI # 3784
10 West Indies v India Port of Spain 18 Aug 2016 Test # 2218
29, 59 West Indies v India Gros Islet 9 Aug 2016 Test # 2215
0, 20 West Indies v India Kingston 30 Jul 2016 Test # 2211
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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Nov 2, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed is overjoyed after catching Darren Bravo, Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day, November 2, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed is overjoyed after catching Darren Bravo

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Oct 31, 2016

Darren Bravo tries to hit over the offside, Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day, October 31, 2016

Darren Bravo tries to hit over the offside

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Oct 31, 2016

Darren Bravo ducks under a bouncer, Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day, October 31, 2016

Darren Bravo ducks under a bouncer

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Jamaica v Trinidad & T at Kingston
Dec 8-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 10:00 EST | 09:00 CST | 07:00 PST)
Windward Is v Leeward Is at Roseau
Dec 9-12, 2016 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Guyana v Barbados at Providence
Dec 9-12, 2016 (15:00 local | 19:00 GMT | 14:00 EST | 13:00 CST | 11:00 PST)
Leeward Is v Jamaica at Basseterre
Dec 15-18, 2016 (15:00 local | 19:00 GMT | 14:00 EST | 13:00 CST | 11:00 PST)
Guyana v Trinidad & T at Providence
Dec 16-19, 2016 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Barbados v Windward Is at Bridgetown
Dec 16-19, 2016 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
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