Dwayne Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a former skipper of the Windies in all three formats. He plays for T20 franchises Quetta Gladiators and Chennai Super Kings. Bravo is an all-rounder with an aggressive right-handed batting style and astute right-arm medium-pace bowling skills. He is also known for his singing talent. Bravo helped the West Indies win the 2012 and 2016 World T20 titles.
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Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Bravo played his first match for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in 2002. He opened the innings and notched up 15 and 16 in the two knocks. His maiden first-class hundred came a month after and he was picked in the Windies A side for their 2002 England tour. In 2003, he bagged 6/11 against the Windward Islands to underline his all-round talent.
Bravo made his ODI debut against England in Georgetown in April 2004. He claimed 2/31 in that match. Bravo was picked in the Windies Test squad for their 2004 England tour and he cracked 220 runs and snared 16 scalps in the series. In the Old Trafford Test, he made a top score in the first essay with 77 and claimed 6/55 while bowling.
After that, he toured Australia with the Windies Test team in 2005 and smashed 113 in the second Test in Hobart. In the final Test held in Adelaide, he snared 6/84 in the first essay. After that, on the West Indies’ 2006 New Zealand tour, he took part in three Tests as a batsman after sustaining a side strain which prevented him from bowling.
In the 2006 Champions Trophy, Bravo clobbered 164 runs at 41.00 and grabbed 7 wickets at 27.57. His bowling stood out for slow yorkers which dismissed Chris Read and Michael Clarke.
In the 2007 ODI World Cup, Bravo cracked 129 runs at 21.50 and claimed 13 scalps at 27.56 with a 5.56 economy rate. A knee injury kept him out of the 2011 ODI World Cup in India. As mentioned earlier, Bravo helped the Windies claim the 2012 T20 World Cup title in Sri Lanka, contributing mostly as a batsman. He was not picked in the Windies team for the 2015 ODI World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
In the 2016 T20 World Cup, Bravo bowled skillfully at the death to help the Windies win the title. Cricbuzz included him in the Team of the Tournament for his impressive performances.
Test Career Stats
As of September 2020, Bravo has featured in 40 Tests in which he has clobbered 2,200 runs at an average of 31.42 with 3 hundreds and 13 fifties. His highest Test score is 113. He has bagged 86 wickets in Tests at an average of 39.83 and a strike rate of 75.1 with 2 five-fors. His best figures in a Test innings are 6/55.
ODI Career Stats
Bravo has starred in 164 ODIs, smashing 2,968 runs at an average of 25.36 and a scoring rate of 82.30 with 2 hundreds and 10 fifties. His highest ODI score is 112 not out. He has claimed 199 wickets in ODIs at an average of 29.51, an economy rate of 5.41 and a strike rate of 32.7 with 1 five-for. His best ODI figures are 6/43.
T20I Career Stats
Bravo has played 71 T20Is to date, cracking 1,151 runs at an average of 23.97 and a scoring rate of 116.49 with 4 fifties. His highest T20I score is 66 not out. He has bagged 59 wickets in T20Is at an average of 27.11, an economy rate of 8.34 and a strike rate of 19.5 with 2 four-fors. His best figures in a T20I are 4/28.
Bravo played for Mumbai Indians in the first 3 seasons of the IPL (Indian Premier League). In the 2011 IPL auction, he was selected by Chennai Super Kings. Bravo had a great 2012 season, smashing 461 runs at 57.00 at a 178.00 strike rate. In the 2013 IPL, he claimed the Purple Cap with 32 scalps at 9.15 average. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury kept him out of most of the 2014 IPL.
Bravo won the Purple Cap in the 2015 IPL as well, grabbing 26 wickets. He is one of only two bowlers to claim two Purple Caps. After Chennai Super Kings had been suspended for two years, Bravo moved to Gujarat Lions. Chennai regained him for the 2018 IPL. He impressed everyone with his death bowling in the 2019 IPL.
As of September 2020, Bravo has played 134 IPL matches in which he has amassed 1,483 runs at an average of 23.17 and a scoring rate of 128.28 with 5 fifties. His highest IPL score is 70 not out. He has snared 147 scalps in the IPL at an average of 24.60, an economy rate of 8.39 and a strike rate of 17.59 with 2 four-fors. His best figures in an IPL innings are 4/22.