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Famous cricket players of West Indies: Dwyane Bravo

by on February 24, 2011
in Profiles, West Indies

Famous cricket players of West Indies: Dwyane Bravo

With the West Indian cricket facing tough times, and the likes of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle nearing the end of their illustrious careers, very few West Indian cricket team youngsters possess the talent and the charisma to revive the game of cricket back in the Caribbean, which was once the only power house of cricket. One such player, with a good cricketing brain and a Caribbean flavor that was associated with the mighty West Indian team of the 70s and 80s in Dwayne Bravo.

The right-handed all rounder was born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies in 1983 and made his ODI debut against England at a tender age of 21 back in 2004. Bravo has always possessed a certain spark about him which clearly echos on field and lifts the morale of his entire team. He has represented his national side in a 109 ODIs to date and has scored 1,786 runs at an average just under 25. To his credit he has a 5 fifties and an ODI century which shows that he has what it takes to bat at the top level.

His best ODI inning score was a 112* and the experts hope that he has a lot more on offer as a batsman. With the bowl, he has a 132 scalps which were bagged at an average of 28.84 runs per wicket and his best bowling figures are 4/19.

His world cup outing in 2007 wasn’t as good as his talent suggests but one thing is for sure, 2011 has been a year of surprises globally and if that trend continues Dwayne Bravo could very well turn the tables on every team and snatch away the World Cup for his West Indian side.

Although West Indian Cricket team lost to Pakistan in 2011 cricket world cup quarter final, due to the presence of players like Dwayne Bravo, West Indian cricket has improved continuously since then. West Indies became T20 cricket world cup champion too, which was their first world cup one since 1979 ODI world cup.

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