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West Indian cricketer

Personal Information
Full nameDwayne John Bravo
Born ((1983-10-07) October 7, 1983 (age 37)
Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
NicknameJohnny,[1] New big dog, DJ BRAVO, the champion
height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
BeatRight handed
bowlingRight arm fast medium
RelationshipsDM Bravo (half brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 256)22 July 2004 against England
Last testDecember 1, 2010 against Sri Lanka
ODI debut (Cap 121)April 18, 2004 against England
Last ODIOctober 17, 2014 against India
ODI shirt no.47
T20I debut (Cap 2)February 16, 2006 against New Zealand
Last T20IMarch 6, 2020 against Sri Lanka
T20I Shirt No.47
Information on the domestic team
2002–2018Trinidad and Tobago
2008–2010Mumbai Indians
2009 / 10–2010 / 11Victoria
2011-2015; 2018 - todayChennai Super Kings
2011/12Sydney Sixers
2012Chittagong Vikings
2013 / 14–2017 / 18Melbourne Renegades
2013 - todayTrinbago Knight Riders
2016–2017Lahore Qalandars
2016Gujarat Lions, Surrey, Dhaka Dynamites
2017Comilla Victorians
2018Middlesex, Paarl Rocks
2018/19Melbourne Stars, Peshawar Zalmi
2019Quetta gladiators
Career statistics

Dwayne John Bravo (Born October 7, 1983 in Trinidad) is a former captain of the West Indies cricket team. Bravo is a real all-rounder who hits right-handers and plays medium-fast with the right arm. He is particularly known for his aggressive middle-order batting and death bowling. It is also known for the different lengths in which it can bowl. He also appears as a singer.[2]

Since 2004 Bravo has played 40 test matches, 164 One Day Internationals and 66 Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies. He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 titles.

In domestic cricket, Bravo has been playing for his home country Trinidad and Tobago since 2002. He also played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, the Lahore Qalanders and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, the Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League, and Kent and Essex in England's county cricket . In 2013, he was named as a franchise player at the launch of the Caribbean Premier League[3]

After Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, he stepped out in December 2019 to prepare for the 2020 T20 World Cup.

Early career [edit]

Bravo made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in 2002. He opened the innings, scoring 15 and 16, but no bowling. A month later, he hit his first prime century and was inducted into the West Indies A roster for their England tour in 2002. He scored another century in early 2003, but it was a bowling spell he won 6-11 against the Windward Islands, which made him known as an all-rounder.

International career [edit]

Bravo made his One Day International debut against England on their 2003-04 Caribbean tour, in a match where he couldn't hit but took 2-31 with the ball. Bravo made his test debut on the West Indies tour of England in 2004 when he was selected for the first test at Lord’s, where he scored 44 and 10 points and took three wickets. He finished the test series with 16 wickets and a total of 220 runs with his most impressive performance at Old Trafford in a match in which he was the top scorer in the first innings with 77, followed by a 6-55 performance with the ball. The latter remains his best bowling characters in the cricket test.

During a test run against South Africa in 2005, Bravo scored his first century on the fourth Test in Antigua - 107 before joining Mark Boucher - but that was overshadowed when he accused South African Graeme Smith of making a racist comment on him . At the hearing that followed, no evidence was found and charges were dropped against Smith, who immediately requested an apology from Bravo.[4] Bravo, who was supported by the West Indies Cricket Board, refused and was criticized by an outraged South African press when he found support at home as a human rights activist.

Years of Injury [edit]

On the West Indies tour of Australia in 2005, Bravo was controversially not selected for the first test in Brisbane, in which the West Indies were convincingly beaten. He was recalled for the second test in Hobart and scored an excellent 113 after arriving at a very difficult time for the West Indies. His innings picked up the West Indies and helped them regain some pride, which forced the Australians to strike for a second time in the match. In the third and final game of the series in Adelaide, he played 6 to 84 in the Australians' first innings.

On the West Indies tour of New Zealand in early 2006, Bravo strained his left side in the Twenty20 game at the start of the tour and couldn't roll but still played as a batsman specialist in all three tests. His pick showed how far he had come in the past two years and how important he had become to the West Indies team.[5]

Comeback in 2006

After a disappointing run in India, Bravo returned to top form at the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy when he took 7 wickets with an average of 27.57 and scored 164 runs with an average of 41, despite most of the runs in a dead rubber match with England in which he scored his first ODI century scoring a majestic 112 that was not part of a second wicket booth of 174 with Chris Gayle. His bowling featured some deadly slower-paced Yorkers with whom he sacked Michael Clarke and Chris Read.

During the third Test against England at Old Trafford on June 9, 2007, Bravo acted as the emergency wicket keeper in place of Denesh Ramdin, who had gone for treatment after being hit with the ball on the head. In the same test, he took English batsman Kevin Pietersen's wicket with a bouncer who hit the batsman's helmet, knocked the helmet off his head on the stump and released the bail, giving Pietersen a hit wicket.

ICC campaigns [edit]

Bravo played in all West Indies games at the 2007 West Indian Cricket World Cup. He had a disappointing World Championship with 129 runs at an average of 21.50 and although he took 13 wickets at 27.76 his savings rate was 5.56. Against South Africa he conceded 69 runs with 7 overs, 18 of them with his first over.

He was named by Cricinfo in the “Team of the Tournament” for the 2009 T20I World Championship.[6]

He was banned from the 2011 Cricket World Cup in India because of a knee injury when he slipped on the wicket while bowling in front of the South African batsman in Delhi on February 24. He was rested for four weeks and could no longer participate in the tournament.[7]

He played in all of the West Indian Games at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka that the West Indies won. He played as a batsman for most of the tournament because an injury prevented him from bowling. For his achievements in 2012, he was recognized by Cricinfo in the T20I XI of the year.[8]

In 2014, during a tour of India, Bravo was the players 'spokesman during the players' strike, which resulted in the tour being canceled halfway through. He was later excluded from the West Indies World Cup squad for the 2015 World Cricket Championships in Australia and New Zealand. The West Indies had problems in his absence, particularly in the bowling section.

He then played in the ICC World Twenty20 2016 in India, which the West Indies had won, in all games in the West Indies. His high quality death bowling is believed to be one of the main reasons the West Indies won the title.[9] He was named on the “Team of the Tournament” by Cricbuzz.[10]

Cricket World Cup 2019 [edit]

In May 2019, Cricket West Indies (CWI) named him one of ten reserve players in the West Indies roster for the 2019 World Cricket Championship.[11][12]

Retirement [edit]

On January 31, 2015, Bravo announced his retirement from Test Cricket.[13] In October 2018, he announced his retirement from international cricket in all formats but will continue to play franchise T20 cricket.[14] In December 2019, Bravo left international retirement to prepare for the 2020 T20 World Cup.[15]

T20 franchise career [edit]

Indian Premier League [edit]

Dwayne Bravo played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League for the first three seasons. He was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings[16] during the 2011 IPL Auctions. He was one of the top performing players in the 2012 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings, having 461 runs out of an average of 57 with a hit rate of 178. He also played well in the 2013 IPL when he was for Chennai Super Kings played and took 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 to win the Purple Cap and overthrow Albie Morkel to become Chennai Super Kings leading wicket taker. During the IPL 2014 he suffered a shoulder injury in the first game against Kings XI Punjab and was subsequently excluded from the remaining games. On May 3rd, 2015 he started his music single “Chalo Chalo” in Chennai.[17]

He performed well at the 2015 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings, taking 26 wickets and winning the purple cap for the second time. He is one of the two men who won 2 purple caps.[18] On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of IPL, it was also mentioned in the Cricinfo IPL XI of all time[19]

After the Chennai Super Kings suspension for 2 years, Gujarat Lions bought him. Later in the 2018 IPL, he was held again by Chennai Super Kings for 64.0 million. Also in 2019 IPL, he was again retained by Chennai Super Kings. He hasn't done very well this year, but he impressed with his tight bowling in the death overs.[20]The following season, when he played for Chennai, Bravo suffered a groin injury that excluded him from the back end of the tournament.[21]

Pakistan Super League [edit]

In the 2016 draft PSL, Bravo was selected by Lahore Qalandars in the 2016 draft for $ 70,000. His team finished last and was disqualified. In the absence of the regular captain Azhar Ali, he was also the team's captain. He was retained by Qalandars for the 2017 season but did not play in the second season.

Dwayne Bravo signed the 2018 draft with Peshawar Zalmi.[22]

In 2019 he signed with Quetta Gladiators. His team won the tournament for the first time, defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final.

Other T20 Franchises [edit]

In May 2018, he was named as one of ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament.[23][24] On June 3, 2018, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks in the player draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament.[25][26]

In October 2018 he was named to the Paarl Rocks roster for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[27][28] With ten layoffs in six games, he was the joint leading wicket taker for the team at the tournament.[29] In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[30]

In July 2020, he was named to the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[31][32] On August 26, 2020, in the game against the St. Lucia Zouks, Bravo became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket and the first bowler to take 100 wickets in CPL.[33]

Other work [edit]

In 2016 Bravo released his first single champion in memory of the West Indies who won the World T20 2016.[34] The single became a runaway hit in India and topped the charts. [35] The release sparked rumors of Bravo in Bollywood. He responded by saying, “Jashoda Madhavji from my team is working on it and given their expertise, a movie can happen. I've received offers, but I have to find something that highlights the actor in me and that the fans can identify with. " Bravo, the actor, just like you are dealing with Bravo, the singer. "[36]

Records [edit]

  • Together with Jerome Taylor he set the record (66 runs) for the highest 9th wicket partnership of all time in T20Is.[37]
  • He is one of three players to have scored 1000 runs and taken 50 wickets in each format of the game.[citation needed]

Honors [edit]

West Indies

Trinidad and Tobago

Chennai Super Kings


Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel / Trinbago Knight Riders

Dhaka dynamite

Quetta gladiators

Maratha Arabs


References [edit]

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