Dwayne Bravo

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Dwayne Bravo : biography

7 October 1983 –

Dwayne James John Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a West Indian cricketer. A genuine all-rounder, Bravo is an aggressive right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

Bravo played for the Mumbai Indians, and was later signed by the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Bravo also plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, and the Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League.

He was named as a franchise player at the launch of the Caribbean Premier League for the 2013 tournament. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Gayle–Samuels-among-6-franchise-players-for-CPL-T20-competition

Controversy

During a Test series against South Africa in 2005, Bravo scored his maiden century – 107 before getting out to Mark Boucher – in the fourth Test in Antigua, but that was overshadowed when he accused South African Graeme Smith of directing a racist comment at him. At the subsequent hearing no evidence could be found and charges were dropped against Smith, who immediately demanded an apology from Bravo. Bravo, backed by the West Indies Cricket Board, refused to do so and received a hail of criticism from an indignant South African press while finding support at home as a human rights campaigner.

ICC World Cup 2011

Dwayne Bravo was ruled out from the World Cup 2011 outfit due to the knee injury when he slipped at the wicket while bowling to South African batsman on 24 February at Delhi. He was rested for four weeks and could not participate further in the tournament.

Records

  • During Zimbabwe’s tour to West Indies in 2013, Bravo was made the captain and in the due course he bagged the following records:
    • He holds the record for the world’s best bowling figures in an ODI match as a captain in a bilateral serieshttp://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?captain=1;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=bbi;template=results;tournament_type=2;type=bowling;view=series
    • he holds the record for the world’s best bowling average(runs conceded per wicket taken) and bowling strike rate(number of balls bowled to take a wicket) as a captain in a bilateral series(among those who have taken 10 or more wickets in the same series)http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?captain=1;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=wickets;size=10;template=results;tournament_type=2;type=bowling;view=series
    • Shares the record along with another five cricketers to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI match as a captain in a bilateral series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_cricket_team_in_the_West_Indies_in_2012%E2%80%9313

Debuts

Bravo made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in 2002, opening the innings and scoring 15 and 16 but not bowling. He scored his maiden first-class century a month later and was included in the West Indies A squad for their tour of England in 2002. In early 2003 he scored another century but it was a spell of bowling in which he took 6–11 against the Windward Islands that brought him to prominence as an all-rounder.

Bravo made his One Day International debut against England in their 2003/04 tour of the Caribbean, in a match in which he failed to bat but took 2–31 with the ball. In the West Indies tour of England in 2004 Bravo made his Test debut when he was selected for the First Test at Lord’s in which he scored 44 and 10 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 for 55 performance with the ball. The latter remains his best bowling figures in Test cricket.

Test centuries

The following table gives a summary of the Test centuries scored by Dwayne Bravo.

  • The column title Match refers to the Match number of the player’s career