Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 30 years 17 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 52 94 4 3459 218 38.43 7713 44.84 8 17 393 40 50 0
ODIs 99 96 10 2716 124 31.58 3901 69.62 3 17 227 60 31 0
T20Is 17 15 1 308 43* 22.00 278 110.79 0 0 26 11 4 0
First-class 93 161 7 5612 218 36.44 11 32 96 0
List A 144 140 16 4397 124 35.45 6 28 49 0
T20s 128 115 29 2756 94* 32.04 2304 119.61 0 15 175 147 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 93 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 144 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 128 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Gros Islet, Feb 9-12, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 22, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Port of Spain, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka, Dec 20, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at Couva, Jan 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v England at Gros Islet, Feb 9-12, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 22, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka, Dec 20, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 West Indies v England Bridgetown 22 Feb 2019 ODI # 4097
40 West Indies v England Bridgetown 20 Feb 2019 ODI # 4096
6, 0 West Indies v England Gros Islet 9 Feb 2019 Test # 2346
50 West Indies v England North Sound 31 Jan 2019 Test # 2344
2, 1 West Indies v England Bridgetown 23 Jan 2019 Test # 2342
17, 38 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Kingston 10 Jan 2019 FC
2 West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 20 Dec 2018 T20I # 716
- West Indies v Bangladesh Sylhet 17 Dec 2018 T20I # 715
10 West Indies v Bangladesh Sylhet 14 Dec 2018 ODI # 4073
27 West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Dec 2018 ODI # 4072
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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Feb 20, 2019

Darren Bravo pulls through the leg side, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, Barbados, February 20, 2019

Darren Bravo pulls through the leg side

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Feb 2, 2019

Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach celebrate West Indies' series win, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Antigua, February 2, 2019

Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach celebrate West Indies' series win

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Feb 2, 2019

Jason Holder and his men are in a joyous mood, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Antigua, February 2, 2019

Jason Holder and his men are in a joyous mood

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