Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 29 years 280 days

Major teams West Indies, Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Multan Sultans, Nottinghamshire, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Trinidad & Tobago Under-19s, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s, Winnipeg Hawks

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 Insights on test 49 89 4 3400 218 40.00 7447 45.65 8 16 390 39 47 0
ODIs Insights on odi 94 91 10 2595 124 32.03 3714 69.87 3 17 222 55 30 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 14 1 306 43* 23.53 275 111.27 0 0 26 11 4 0
First-class 89 154 7 5498 218 37.40 11 31 91 0
List A 139 135 16 4276 124 35.93 6 28 48 0
T20s Insights on t20 126 114 29 2754 94* 32.40 2301 119.68 0 15 175 147 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 49 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 89 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 139 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 India v West Indies at Chennai, Nov 11, 2018 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 Combined Campuses and Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Oct 26, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s India v West Indies at Chennai, Nov 11, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
43* West Indies v India Chennai 11 Nov 2018 T20I # 710
23 West Indies v India Lucknow 6 Nov 2018 T20I # 709
5 West Indies v India Kolkata 4 Nov 2018 T20I # 707
6 Trinidad & T v Comb C&C Bridgetown 26 Oct 2018 LA
0 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Tarouba 17 Oct 2018 LA
43 Trinidad & T v Guyana Tarouba 13 Oct 2018 LA
4* T&T Riders v Amazon Tarouba 16 Sep 2018 T20
20 T&T Riders v Patriots Tarouba 14 Sep 2018 T20
24 T&T Riders v Amazon Providence 11 Sep 2018 T20
42* T&T Riders v Amazon Providence 9 Sep 2018 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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Nov 11, 2018

Nicholas Pooran has a chat with Darren Bravo, India v West Indies, 3rd T20I, Chennai, November 11, 2018

Nicholas Pooran has a chat with Darren Bravo

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Aug 19, 2018

Darren Bravo slashes away, Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2018, Lauderhill, August 19, 2018

Darren Bravo slashes away

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Aug 16, 2018

Darren Bravo heaves one over the leg side, ST Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders, Gros Islet, August 16, 2018

Darren Bravo heaves one over the leg side

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