April 18, 2004
A low-key beginning
Dwayne Bravo's first international appearance doesn't draw much attention: he takes two wickets in the truncated ODI against England in Georgetown
, but finishes on the losing side.
May 2, 2004
Early success with the bat
Bravo's batting skills are first put on show in St Lucia
in the ODI series against England; he makes a mature, unbeaten 33 to guide West Indies to a four-wicket win while chasing 282 and hand them the series.
July 22-26, 2004
Strong first in Tests
He makes his Test debut at Lord's
, and though the match ends in a disappointment for West Indies, Bravo makes a strong all-round impression. He grabs 3 for 74 in the first innings and scores a patient 44.
August 12-16, 2004
Two highs at Old Trafford
Bravo lives up to his promise in the third Test against England in Manchester
, scoring his first Test half-century and grabbing 6 for 55 in the first innings to hand his team a lead. The game, however, ends in defeat for West Indies.
May 3, 2005
Bravo finishes off the series against South Africa on a high after scoring his maiden Test century in a dead rubber in Antigua
. However, he doesn't do much with the ball and misses the bus for the first Test against Australia.
Bravo cements his place
A career-defining tour of Australia follows after he is picked for the second and third Tests. Bravo establishes himself as genuine allrounder and restores his reputation as a long-term prospect with 214 runs in two Tests at 53.50 and eight wickets 25.12. He scores his second Test century, 113 in Hobart
, and follows that up with 6 for 84 and 64 in Adelaide
May 20, 2006
The next Iceman?
He proves his worth as a death bowler with his sly variations in pace. In Kingston
, he helps West Indies draw level in a series against India which they eventually go on to win. Figures of 3.4-0-29-1 may not make good reading, but the one wicket he takes is all that matters. He bowls a rampaging Yuvraj Singh with a slower one to clinch a thrilling one-run win. It also ends India's record run of wins while chasing.
June 17, 2006
Bravo's growing reputation fetches him a deal with Kent
, and he represents the county in the English domestic season that year.
October 20, 2006
Bravo, who was initially not included in the list of contracted players by the West Indies Cricket Board, is reinstated
after pressure from the ICC and FICA, the international players' association. Bravo was not offered a retainer contract because of his deal with bMobile, a direct competitor of Digicel, the board's official sponsor.
October 28, 2006
First ODI century
A century in a losing cause. Bravo makes an unbeaten 112, striking 14 fours and a six in West Indies' score of 272 in a Champions Trophy match in Ahmedabad
, but England prove too good in their chase.
Return to England
Bravo returns to his place of debut, England, and impresses
with the bat, scoring 291 runs at 41.57 which includes two half-centuries. The series, though, again ends in disappointment for West Indies.
He is appointed vice-captain
for the ODI series against Zimbabwe, and takes over temporarily as captain
during the ODI series against South Africa, which ends in defeat for West Indies, after Chris Gayle returns home due to an injured thumb.
April 19, 2008
with Mumbai Indians for the inaugural edition of the IPL, though the amount is not disclosed. He replaces an injured Lasith Malinga, and plays nine games, averaging 29.66 with the bat and grabs 11 wickets at 21.09.
Bravo undergoes ankle surgery
and takes time to recover. He misses the Stanford Super Series and the home series against England, and makes a return to international cricket almost seven months later, in March 2009.
April 7, 2009
Ok for IPL but not Tests
Following his return from injury, Bravo is deemed unfit
for the Test series against England in England. But he opts, instead, to participate in the second season of the IPL held in South Africa. He plays 11 games in the tournament
for Mumbai Indians, scoring 218 runs at 27.25 with two half-centuries. He also takes 11 wickets at 23.54.
June 12, 2009
A perfect all-round performance
Bravo's match-winning effort against India in the World Twenty20 is a step towards knocking the defending champions out of the competition. He grabs 4 for 38 to keep India down to 153, and follows that up with an unbeaten 66, off just 36 balls, to steer his team to a seven-wicket win
. West Indies, however, are beaten in the semi-final. He ends the tournament as West Indies' second-highest
scorer with 154 at 38.50, and takes 10 wickets at 18.40.