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Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 26 years 210 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 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 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 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 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
9 Red Steel v Tridents Port of Spain 26 Jul 2015 T20
22 Red Steel v Amazon Port of Spain 25 Jul 2015 T20
86* Red Steel v Tallawahs Port of Spain 23 Jul 2015 T20
3 Red Steel v Amazon Providence 21 Jul 2015 T20
5 Red Steel v Tallawahs Port of Spain 19 Jul 2015 T20
40 Red Steel v Patriots Port of Spain 18 Jul 2015 T20
80* Red Steel v Tridents Port of Spain 16 Jul 2015 T20
19* Red Steel v Zouks Port of Spain 14 Jul 2015 T20
8 Red Steel v Patriots Basseterre 11 Jul 2015 T20
0 Red Steel v Tallawahs Kingston 9 Jul 2015 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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Jul 23, 2015

Darren Bravo powered a 63-ball 86, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v Jamaica Tallawahs, CPL 2015, Trinidad, July 23, 2015

Darren Bravo powered a 63-ball 86

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Jul 18, 2015

Darren Bravo hammered five sixes in the 15 balls he faced, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2015, Port-of-Spain, July 18, 2015

Darren Bravo hammered five sixes in the 15 balls he faced

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Jul 16, 2015

Darren and Dwayne Bravo added 59 runs in 2.4 overs, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v Barbados Tridents, CPL 2015, Port-of-Spain, July 16, 2015

Darren and Dwayne Bravo added 59 runs in 2.4 overs

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Tournament Results
NSW v Trinidad & T at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 23, 2009
NSW won by 41 runs
Cape Cobras v Trinidad & T at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 22, 2009
Trinidad & T won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
NSW v Victoria at Delhi - Oct 21, 2009
NSW won by 79 runs
Cape Cobras v Daredevils at Delhi - Oct 19, 2009
Daredevils won by 30 runs
Eagles v Trinidad & T at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 18, 2009
Trinidad & T won by 24 runs
NSW v Somerset at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 18, 2009
NSW won by 6 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
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