Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 30 years 222 days

Major teams West Indies, Bengal Tigers, Comilla Victorians, Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Multan Sultans, Nottinghamshire, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Trinidad & Tobago Under-19s, Trinidad & Tobago XI, UWI Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI, West Indies A, West Indies Select XI, West Indies Under-19s, West Indies XI, Winnipeg Hawks

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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 54 98 5 3506 218 37.69 7799 44.95 8 17 399 41 51 0
ODIs 110 105 13 2839 124 30.85 4045 70.18 3 18 235 66 33 0
T20Is 20 18 1 340 43* 20.00 317 107.25 0 0 28 13 4 0
First-class 95 165 8 5659 218 36.04 11 32 97 0
List A 155 149 19 4520 124 34.76 6 29 51 0
T20s 131 118 29 2788 94* 31.32 2343 118.99 0 15 177 149 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 54 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 110 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 95 5 106 66 1 1/9 1/9 66.00 3.73 106.0 0 0 0
List A 155 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 131 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v West Indies at Taunton, Jun 17, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Port of Spain, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v England at Basseterre, Mar 10, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at Couva, Jan 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v West Indies at Taunton, Jun 17, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s West Indies v England at Basseterre, Mar 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 23* West Indies v India Kingston 30 Aug 2019 Test # 2359
18, 2 West Indies v India North Sound 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2358
11 W. Indies A v Indians Coolidge 17 Aug 2019 Other
19 West Indies v Bangladesh Taunton 17 Jun 2019 ODI # 4162
- West Indies v South Africa Southampton 10 Jun 2019 ODI # 4156
0 West Indies v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019 ODI # 4144
25 West Indies v New Zealand Bristol 28 May 2019 Other OD
- West Indies v South Africa Bristol 26 May 2019 Other OD
5 West Indies v Australia Southampton 22 May 2019 Other OD
3* West Indies v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 17 May 2019 ODI # 4137
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 2, 2019

Darren Bravo walks off the field early on the fourth day, West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 4th day, September 2, 2019

Darren Bravo walks off the field early on the fourth day

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Sep 2, 2019

Darren Bravo cops a blow to the side of the helmet off a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer, West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 3rd day, September 1, 2019

Darren Bravo cops a blow to the side of the helmet off a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer

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Jun 17, 2019

Darren Bravo congratulates Shakib Al Hasan after his match-winning century, Bangladesh v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Taunton, June 17, 2019

Darren Bravo congratulates Shakib Al Hasan after his match-winning century

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