Dwayne Bravo

Country: West Indies
Born: October 07, 1983, Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Dwayne Bravo Bio

Dwayne John Bravo, born on October 7, 1983, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, is a former West Indian cricketer who rose to prominence as one of the most dynamic all-rounders in the sport. With his flamboyant style and exceptional skills, Bravo has left an indelible mark on the game, particularly in the realm of T20 cricket.

From an early age, Bravo aspired to follow in the footsteps of his cricketing hero, Brian Lara. However, it was in the T20 format that he truly made his mark, showcasing his ability as a devastating middle-order batsman and a crafty seam bowler. Known for his ability to excel in the death overs, Bravo’s big-hitting and death-overs bowling proved crucial in many of his team’s triumphs.

Despite his immense talent, Bravo’s career with the West Indies was marred by injuries, disputes with the board, and the rapid growth of franchise cricket. As a result, his appearances were limited to 40 Tests and 164 ODIs. Nevertheless, he made the most of his opportunities, displaying his all-round prowess on numerous occasions.

Bravo made his Test debut at Lord’s in July 2004, making an immediate impact by capturing three wickets in the first innings. He also showcased his batting skills, forging a confident start at the crease. However, his most memorable performance took place in Manchester, where he not only top-scored for the team but also stifled the English batsmen with a remarkable six-wicket haul.

In April 2004-05, Bravo achieved a significant milestone by scoring his maiden Test century against South Africa in Antigua. He continued his exceptional form in November 2005, smashing a magnificent 113 against Australia in Hobart. These performances solidified his reputation as a formidable cricketer capable of excelling in any format.

Bravo’s unconventional career path led to various controversies. In 2010, he, along with fellow cricketer Kieron Pollard, declined a central contract from the West Indies Cricket Board, choosing franchise cricket instead. He further chose to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over a home series against Pakistan the following year. As a consequence, Bravo did not feature in any of the 24 Tests played by West Indies between 2011 and 2013, to the disappointment of his fans.

In 2013, Bravo was appointed captain of the West Indies limited-overs squad, succeeding Daren Sammy. His leadership skills and on-field contributions were instrumental in the team’s success. However, his controversial exclusion from the ODI side and subsequent retirement from Test cricket in January 2015 were met with surprise.

Throughout his career, Bravo’s impact in franchise cricket has been immense. As a key player for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, Bravo dominated the wickets table in 2013 and 2015. He replicated this achievement in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2015 and 2016, as well as in the Big Bash League (BBL) in 2017-18, solidifying his status as one of the world’s premier T20 players.

Bravo initially announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018. However, he reversed his decision over a year later to defend West Indies’ T20 World Cup title. Unfortunately, the team’s early exit from the tournament marked the end of Bravo’s international career, as he announced his retirement again at the age of 38.

Dwayne Bravo’s legacy as a T20 legend is unparalleled. With two T20 World Cup championships, over 15 franchise league titles, and the distinction of being the first bowler to reach 500 T20 wickets, he will forever be remembered as one of the early pioneers of the format. Despite the challenges and controversies he faced, Bravo’s passion for the game and his contributions to West Indian cricket have cemented his status as a true cricketing gem.

Dwayne Bravo Career Stats

Dwayne Bravo Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 71 1 2200 113 31.42 4527 48.59 3 13 269 21 41 0
T20Is 91 74 17 1255 66* 22.01 1091 115.03 0 4 73 55 44 0
ODIs 164 141 24 2968 112* 25.36 3606 82.3 2 10 240 58 73 0
FC 100 180 7 5302 197 30.64 - - 8 30 - - 89 0
List A 227 198 30 4046 112* 24.08 - - 2 13 - - 105 0
T20s 570 436 128 6920 70* 22.46 5508 125.63 0 20 443 334 270 0

Dwayne Bravo Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 40 61 6466 3426 86 6/55 6/84 39.83 3.17 75.1 6 2 0
T20Is 91 77 1505 2036 78 4/19 4/19 26.1 8.11 19.2 3 0 0
ODIs 164 150 6511 5874 199 6/43 6/43 29.51 5.41 32.7 6 1 0
FC 100 - 11025 5918 177 6/11 - 33.43 3.22 62.2 9 7 0
List A 227 - 8609 7494 271 6/43 6/43 27.65 5.22 31.7 8 2 0
T20s 570 536 11000 15104 623 5/23 5/23 24.24 8.23 17.6 11 2 0

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