Darren Bravo

West Indies|Top order Batter
Darren Bravo
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2022
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Full Name

Darren Michael Bravo

Born

February 06, 1989, Trinidad

Age

35y 72d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Occasional Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Top order Batter

RELATIONS

(half-brother)

Darren Bravo is living proof that imitation is the best form of flattery and learning. Growing up, he followed cricket only to watch Brian Lara, his cousin. As soon as Lara got out, Bravo would switch off the TV and go out to bat.

The player he eventually became was not quite the Prince, but a talented left-hand batter with the same walk, the same backlift, the same flourish, the same footwork, the same mannerisms, and incredibly, for a while, the same stats as well - their runs and batting average were identical after their first 12 Tests.

But Bravo's career hasn't been as prolific thereafter, partly due to disagreements with the West Indies board (not that Lara didn't have his fair share of those).

For all his talent, Bravo, who is the half-brother of West Indies' legendary allrounder Dwayne Bravo, took a while to get to his first international hundred. But once he got going, two years after his debut, he reeled off three Test centuries in the space of a month, starting with 195 in Mirpur, followed by 136 in Kolkata and 166 in Mumbai in 2011.

He scored his first ODI hundred against Zimbabwe in 2013. Later that year, he made a Test double in Dunedin, batting for over nine and a half hours to save the Test after West Indies were forced to follow on.

But when he pulled out of part of the white-ball leg of the New Zealand series, a tour of South Africa in 2014, and later, the 2016 T20 World Cup, it looked unlikely that he would succeed Shivnarine Chanderpaul as West Indies' batting mainstay.

In 2016, he was sent home from an ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe after he referred to board chairman Dave Cameron as a "big idiot" for suggesting that Bravo was offered a grade C contract due to his slipping batting average. Bravo's contract was revoked, and in response, he launched a damages claim against the WICB. He returned to international cricket in 2018, and scored a Test half-century in a ten-wicket win over England in Antigua early the following year.

Darren Bravo Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests561025353821836.47788644.8681740441510
ODIs12211714310912430.18443470.1141825275350
T20Is2622340543*21.31379106.8600321450
FC11019110648121835.80--1435--1000
List A200191306195139*38.47--942--600
T20s17415338350894*30.503014116.39019217187570

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests561620---2.00-000
ODIs122------------
T20Is26------------
FC1101746123982/183/4229.873.1157.6000
List A2001140---24.00-000
T20s174------------
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James Vince slapped a cut straight to Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo lost his off stump
Shai Hope and Darren Bravo put on a century stand
Darren Bravo scored his fourth ODI century
Darren Bravo made his first ODI fifty in two years
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