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Popular West Indian cricketers: Darren Bravo

by on March 21, 2011
in Profiles, West Indies

 Popular West Indian cricketers: Darren Bravo

  • Darren Michael Bravo is a left hand batsman of West Indian cricket team. He is the half brother of DJ Bravo who already plays for West Indies cricket team. Cricket fans believe that Darren resembles Brian Lara in his batting style.
  • Darren Bravo played his debut ODI against India on June 26, 2009. Bravo has played 79 ODI matches in which he scored 2171 runs with 124 being his highest score. So far Darren Bravo has made 16 fifties and two hundreds. He has a batting average of 34.57.
  • Darren Bravo made his test debut on November 15, 2010 against Sri Lanka. So far Darren has played 32 test matches in which he scored 206 runs where his highest score has been 2331 runs. His has scored 9 test fifties and six hundreds  and has batting average of 43.60.
  • In 2011 ICC Cricket World cup, Darren Bravo scored 139 runs with 73 being the highest score. This is the first world cup for Darren Bravo.

One of the striking thing Bravo is his batting style which is compared with a cricketing legend Brian Lara. Bravo has always followed Lara as his role model while playing in both test and ODI formats. He is an aggressive batsman especially on the off side. His performance can be gauged from the fact that he scored 58 runs in the first test against Sri Lankan cricket team, 80 runs in second test and 68 in the third test match. His tour average was of 68.66. With such comprehensive record, no wonder Bravo has made a significant place in his team. However due to internal issues of cricket management, West Indian cricket players are struggling in terms of tour opportunities which will eventually hurt them in 2015 ICC World Cup which is just around the corner. Seeing how the West Indian team has struggled through 2014, it is quite clear that they will play Bravo in 2015 cricket World Cup as his batting coupled with giants like Sammy and Gayles can give tough time to opponents. 

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