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Darren Bravo

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
West Indies, Nottinghamshire, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Hyderabad, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies Under-19, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
23
Bowling:
0
Batting:
44
Bowling:
0
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
February 06, 1989, Trinidad

Profile

As opposed to his half-brother Dwayne, Darren Bravo is a left handed batsman whose batting style has drawn comparisons with the legendary Brian Lara. Also an occasional wicket-keeper, he made his first-class and list A debuts for Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, before he found a place in the West Indies Under-19 team in 2008.

A very good U-19 WC, followed by good performances in the regional four-day competition for his domestic team in 2008-09 saw him reap rewards for his hard work as he was selected for the West Indies ODI team to face India at home in 2009. Bravo went on to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2010, where he put up a solid show with the bat scoring fifties in his first two innings. It was surprising that for someone rated so highly, he wasn't able to convert starts into big scores but finally, after 9 Tests, he scored a 'Daddy' maiden hundred, scoring 195 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2011. Later that year, he was a shining star on the Indian tour ending up as the highest run-getter in the Test series with 404 runs including two centuries. He showed glimpses of brilliance sporadically from then on but finally did justice to his talent when he scored a splendid double century in the second innings against New Zealand in Dunedin in 2013, helping West Indies achieve a draw from a dire situation. In 2012, he was signed up by the Indian T20 League franchise Hyderabad but he couldn't take part due to international commitments. He did not play a single game for the franchise and lost out on the contract in 2013.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 27 49 2011 4 44.68 46.82 5 8 218
ODI 73 70 1893 9 31.03 69.90 1 15 100*
T20 10 9 191 0 21.22 109.14 0 0 42
CLT20 12 12 258 1 23.45 111.68 0 2 66
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 19 0 1
ODI 24 0 1
CLT20 6 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2013
 
ODI:
2009-2014
 
T20:
2010-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Nov 15, 2010
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Dec 11, 2013
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs India at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Jun 26, 2009
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Feb 28, 2010
Last played:
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 02, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Somerset at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 12, 2009
Last played:
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Mumbai at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 05, 2013
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