Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 25 years 229 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 32 57 4 2311 218 43.60 4932 46.85 6 9 263 27 31 0
ODIs 76 73 9 2077 124 32.45 2931 70.86 2 16 175 44 24 0
T20Is 12 11 0 235 42 21.36 210 111.90 0 0 20 9 2 0
First-class 69 117 7 4256 218 38.69 9 22 70 0
List A 108 104 15 3293 124 37.00 5 23 38 0
Twenty20 73 67 17 1680 82* 33.60 1454 115.54 0 10 116 75 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 69 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 108 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, Sep 13-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 25, 2014 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 Bangladesh at Gros Islet, Sep 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 25, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Basseterre, Aug 13, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
46, 7 West Indies v Bangladesh Gros Islet 13 Sep 2014 Test # 2139
62 West Indies v Bangladesh Kingstown 5 Sep 2014 Test # 2138
124 West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3514
53 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 22 Aug 2014 ODI # 3511
7 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 20 Aug 2014 ODI # 3509
33 Red Steel v Tallawahs Basseterre 13 Aug 2014 T20
13 Red Steel v Hawksbills Basseterre 9 Aug 2014 T20
12 Red Steel v Tridents Basseterre 7 Aug 2014 T20
- Red Steel v Zouks Gros Islet 2 Aug 2014 T20
0* Red Steel v Zouks Port of Spain 27 Jul 2014 T20
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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Sep 16, 2014

West Indies players celebrate the fall of a wicket, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, St. Lucia, 4th day, September 16, 2014

West Indies players celebrate the fall of a wicket

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Sep 16, 2014

Darren Bravo dropped Mominul Haque at first slip, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, St. Lucia, 4th day, September 16, 2014

Darren Bravo dropped Mominul Haque at first slip

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Sep 13, 2014

Darren Bravo hits down the ground, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 1st day, September 13, 2014

Darren Bravo hits down the ground

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 23, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
2nd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 25, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
12th Match, Group B: Tridents v Cape Cobras at Mohali
Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
3rd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
16th Match, Group B: Tridents v Hurricanes at Mohali
Sep 28, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
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