Darren Bravo

Country: West Indies
Born: February 06, 1989, Trinidad
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Darren Bravo Bio

Darren Michael Bravo is a talented cricketer from the West Indies who has made a name for himself as a skilled left-hand batter. Born on February 6, 1989, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, Bravo has shown exceptional abilities on the cricket field, drawing comparisons to his famous cousin, Brian Lara.

From a young age, Bravo idolized Lara and would eagerly watch cricket matches whenever Lara was playing. As soon as his cousin got out, Bravo would rush out to his own backyard to emulate Lara’s techniques and skills. This early admiration for Lara laid the foundation for Bravo’s career as a cricketer.

Bravo’s playing style and skills were reminiscent of Lara’s, impressing many with his impeccable walk, backlift, footwork, and mannerisms. Astonishingly, he even started his international career with identical stats to Lara’s after their first 12 Tests. However, unlike Lara, Bravo’s career didn’t reach the same prolific heights due to various challenges he faced, including disagreements with the West Indies board.

Despite these hurdles, Bravo eventually found his stride, scoring his first international hundred two years into his debut. This breakthrough performance came in Mirpur, Bangladesh in 2011 when he scored an impressive 195. He followed this up with back-to-back centuries in Kolkata and Mumbai, establishing himself as a formidable force in Test cricket.

Bravo’s prowess wasn’t limited to Test matches alone. In 2013, he scored his first ODI hundred against Zimbabwe, showcasing his abilities in limited-overs formats as well. One of his standout moments came in a Test match against New Zealand in Dunedin later that year, where he batted for over nine and a half hours to secure a draw for the West Indies after being forced to follow on.

Unfortunately, Bravo’s career wasn’t without its share of controversies. In 2014, he decided to withdraw from the white-ball leg of the New Zealand series, followed by his absence from the 2016 T20 World Cup. These actions made it seem unlikely that he would become the next batting mainstay for West Indies, following in the footsteps of legendary cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

The tensions between Bravo and the West Indies Cricket Board escalated in 2016 when he referred to board chairman, Dave Cameron, as a “big idiot.” As a result, Bravo’s contract was revoked, leading him to file a damages claim against the WICB. Despite these setbacks, Bravo didn’t let adversity dampen his spirits, and he made a successful return to international cricket in 2018.

Bravo’s resilience was showcased when he scored a crucial half-century in a ten-wicket victory over England in Antigua early in 2019. This performance reaffirmed his talent and highlighted his potential to be a consistent contributor to the West Indies cricket team.

Darren Bravo’s journey in cricket has been a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs, but he has proven time and again that he possesses the skill, determination, and passion to succeed at the highest level. As he continues to mature as a player, the world eagerly awaits the next chapter of his career, hoping for more extraordinary performances and significant contributions to West Indies cricket.

Darren Bravo Career Stats

Darren Bravo Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 56 102 5 3538 218 36.47 7886 44.86 8 17 404 41 51 0
T20Is 26 22 3 405 43* 21.31 379 106.86 0 0 32 14 5 0
ODIs 122 117 14 3109 124 30.18 4434 70.11 4 18 252 75 35 0
FC 110 191 10 6481 218 35.8 - - 14 35 - - 100 0
List A 200 191 30 6195 139* 38.47 - - 9 42 - - 60 0
T20s 174 153 38 3508 94* 30.5 3014 116.39 0 19 217 187 57 0

Darren Bravo Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 56 1 6 2 0 - - - 2 - 0 0 0
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 122 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 110 17 461 239 8 2/18 3/42 29.87 3.11 57.6 0 0 0
List A 200 1 1 4 0 - - - 24 - 0 0 0
T20s 174 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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