Darren Bravo      

Full name Darren Michael Bravo

Born February 6, 1989, Trinidad

Current age 31 years 110 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 Board President's XI, West Indies Cricket Board President's XI, West Indies Select XI, 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 113 108 13 2902 124 30.54 4132 70.23 3 18 239 68 34 0
T20Is 20 18 1 340 43* 20.00 317 107.25 0 0 28 13 4 0
First-class 99 170 8 5872 218 36.24 12 33 97 0
List A 169 162 22 5137 124 36.69 7 34 56 0
T20s 139 125 31 2916 94* 31.02 2467 118.20 0 16 182 158 38 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 113 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 99 9 269 130 4 2/18 3/42 32.50 2.89 67.2 0 0 0
List A 169 1 1 4 0 - - - 24.00 - 0 0 0
T20s 139 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 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 Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Tarouba, Mar 12-14, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana at Port of Spain, Jan 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Oct 27, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders at Tarouba, Oct 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Tarouba 12 Mar 2020 FC
8 West Indies v Sri Lanka Pallekele 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4250
16 West Indies v Sri Lanka Hambantota 26 Feb 2020 ODI # 4247
39 West Indies v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
3 West Indians v SLC-BP-XI Katunayake 20 Feb 2020 LA
100 West Indians v SLC XI Colombo (PSS) 17 Feb 2020 Other OD
2/18, 1, 1/24, 2 Trinidad & T v Guyana Providence 23 Jan 2020 FC
0/11, 133, 0/11 Trinidad & T v Leeward Is Tarouba 16 Jan 2020 FC
66 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Tarouba 9 Jan 2020 FC
70 WICB XI v Ireland Cave Hill 4 Jan 2020 LA
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 17, 2020

Darren Bravo celebrates a hundred, Sri Lanka Cricket XI v West Indians, tour game, Colombo, February 17, 2020

Darren Bravo celebrates a hundred

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Feb 17, 2020

Darren Bravo warmed up with a century, Sri Lanka Cricket XI v West Indians, tour game, Colombo, February 17, 2020

Darren Bravo warmed up with a century

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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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