Dwayne Bravo

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Not to be confused with Darren Bravo.
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dwayne Bravo
Born (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 32)
Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Nickname "DJ" Bravo
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
Relations Darren Bravo (half-brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 256) 22 July 2004 v England
Last Test 1 December 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 121) 18 April 2004 v England
Last ODI 17 October 2014 v India
T20I debut (cap 2) 16 February 2006 v New Zealand
Last T20I 3 April 2016 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–present Trinidad and Tobago (squad no. 47)
2006 Kent (squad no. 47)
2008–2010 Mumbai Indians (squad no. 47)
2009–2011 Victoria
2010 Essex (squad no. 47)
2011–2015 Chennai Super Kings
2011–2012 Sydney Sixers
2012–2013 Chittagong Kings
2014– Melbourne Renegades
2013–present Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel (squad no. 47)
2016–present Lahore Qalandars (squad no. 47)
2016–present Gujarat Lions (squad no. 47)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 40 164 55 100
Runs scored 2,200 2,968 1054 5,302
Batting average 31.42 25.36 24.51 30.64
100s/50s 3/13 2/10 0/3 8/30
Top score 113 112* 66* 197
Balls bowled 6,466 6,511 814 11,025
Wickets 86 199 40 177
Bowling average 39.83 29.51 28.95 33.43
5 wickets in innings 2 1 0 7
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/55 6/43 4/28 6/11
Catches/stumpings 41/– 73/– 30/– 89/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 December 2015

Dwayne Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a Trinidadian cricketer and singer.[1] A genuine all-rounder, Bravo bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast pace. He is particularly known for his aggressive batting in the middle order, and for his "at the death" bowling. He is also known for his variety of lengths he can bowl at.

Since 2004, Bravo has played 40 Test matches, 164 One Day Internationals and 55 Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies. He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 titles.

In domestic cricket, Bravo has played for his native Trinidad and Tobago since 2002. He has also played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, the Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League, and Kent and Essex in English county cricket. In 2013, he was named as a franchise player at the launch of the Caribbean Premier League.[2]

On 31 January 2015, Bravo announced his retirement from Test cricket.[3] He continues to play ODIs and T20Is.

Debuts[edit]

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 India 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 68 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 8 for 37 performance with the ball. The latter remains his best bowling figures in Test cricket.

Controversy[edit]

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.[4] 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.

In 2014, during a tour of India, Bravo was spokesman for the players during players strike which resulted in the tour being cancelled half way. He was later omitted from the West Indies World Cup squad for the 2015 World Cup.

2005–06[edit]

On the West Indies tour of Australia in 2005, Bravo was controversially not picked for the first Test at Brisbane in which the West Indies were beaten convincingly. He was recalled for the second Test in Hobart and made a superb 113, after coming in at a very difficult stage for the West Indies. His innings lifted the West Indies and helped them regain some pride, forcing the Australians to bat for a second time in the match. In the third and final match of the series at Adelaide, he bowled a superb spell in the Australians first innings taking 6 for 84.

In 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 was unable to bowl but still played in all three tests as a specialist batsman. His selection showed how far he had come in the previous two years and how crucial he had become to the West Indies team.[5]

2006–07[edit]

After a disappointing series in India Bravo returned to top form in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 when he took 7 wickets at an average of 27.57 and scored 164 runs at an average of 41 although most of the runs were scored in a dead rubber with England in which he made his first ever ODI century scoring a majestic 112 not out as part of a second wicket stand of 174 with Chris Gayle. His bowling contained some lethal slower-paced yorkers with which he dismissed Michael Clarke and Chris Read.

Bravo had a disappointing 2007 World Cup scoring 129 runs at an average of 21.50 and although he took 13 wickets at 27.76 his economy rate was 5.56. Against South Africa he conceded 69 runs off 7 overs including 18 off his first over.

During the Third Test against England at Old Trafford on 9 June 2007, Bravo acted as an emergency wicket-keeper in place of Denesh Ramdin who had gone off for treatment after being hit on the head with the ball. In the same Test he took the wicket of England batsman Kevin Pietersen with a bouncer which struck the batsman's helmet knocking the helmet off of his head onto the stumps and dislodging the bails causing Pietersen to be given out hit wicket.

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 during 2011 IPL Auctions.

He was one of the top performing players in the 2012 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings scoring 461 runs at an average of 57 off a strike rate of 178. He was also the team's highest wicket taker with 19 wickets.

He also performed well in the 2013 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings, taking 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 to win the Purple Cap and overthrow Albie Morkel to become Chennai Super Kings's leading wicket taker.

During IPL 2014 he sustained a shoulder injury in the first match against Kings XI Punjab and was subsequently ruled out of the remaining matches. He launched his single music Chalo Chalo in Chennai on 3 May 2015.[6]

He performed well in the 2015 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings, taking 26 wickets and winning the purple cap for a second time. He is the only man who has won 2 purple caps.

After the suspension of Chennai Super Kings for 2 year, he was bought by Gujarat Lions.

Pakistan Super League[edit]

Dwayne Bravo is currently playing for Lahore Qalandars. In the inaugural event of the Pakistan Super League in 2016, his team was eliminated from group stage.

ICC World Cup and World T20[edit]

Dwayne Bravo played in all of West Indies games at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.

He was ruled out from the 2011 Cricket World Cup in India 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.[7]

He played in all of West Indies games at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, which the West Indies won. He played most of the tournament as a batsman as injury prevented him from bowling.

Bravo was controversially left out of the West Indies squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The West Indies struggled in his absence, especially in the bowling department.

He then played in all of West Indies games at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, which the West Indies won. His high quality death bowling is considered to be one of the main reasons that the West Indies won the title.[8]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

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
Test centuries of Dwayne Bravo
No. Score Match Against City/Country Venue Year
1 107 13  South Africa St John's, Antigua Antigua Recreation Ground 2005
2 113 15  Australia Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2005
3 104 33  Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2009

ODI centuries[edit]

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

  • The column title Match refers to the Match number of the player's career
One Day International centuries of Dwayne Bravo
No. Score Match Against City Venue Year
1 112* 51  Zimbabwe St. George's, Grenada Grenada National Stadium 2013
2 106 76  Bangladesh Basseterre, St. Kitts Warner Park 2014

Records[edit]

  • 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 series[9]
    • 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)[10]
    • 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.

International five-wicket hauls[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/55 3  England Old Trafford Manchester England 2004
2 6/84 9  Australia Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 2005

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/43 136  Zimbabwe National Cricket Stadium St. George's Grenada 2013

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2013 Ula Special appearance Tamil Cameo

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Language Country
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest Hindi India

He sang "Yenda" from Ula, as well as "Champion".[11] [12]

Live performances[edit]

Awards[edit]

Runner up for the 2015 ESPY Award for best play.

International awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 England Trent Bridge, Nottingham 27 June 2004 10-2-26-3 ; DNB  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[15]
2 India Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 26 May 2006 5-0-32-3 ; 61* (62 balls, 3x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 6 wickets.[16]
3 India Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 28 May 2006 62* (44 balls, 4x4) ; 9-0-45-0  West Indies won by 19 runs.[17]
4 Sri Lanka Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 10 April 2008 10-1-32-4 ; 1 ct. ; 36 (37 balls, 3x4, 2x6)  West Indies won by 1 wicket.[18]
5 England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 27 March 2009 7-1-19-4 ; 1 ct. ; DNB  West Indies won by 8 wickets (D/L).[19]
6 Zimbabwe Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown 12 March 2010 9-2-21-4 ; 6 (8 balls, 1x4)  West Indies won by 4 wickets.[20]
7 Zimbabwe National Cricket Stadium, St. George's 24 February 2013 10-1-43-6 ; 0 (2 balls)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[21]
8 New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton 8 January 2014 106 (81 balls, 12x4, 3x6) ; 5-0-12-1 ; 2 ct.  West Indies won by 203 runs.[22]
9 Ireland Sabina Park, Kingston 23 February 2014 9.2-0-36-3 ; 1 ct. ; 35 (29 balls: 5x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 4 wickets.[23]
10 England Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound 28 February 2014 87 (91 balls, 8x4, 1x6) ; 10-0-59-1 ; 2 ct.  West Indies won by 15 runs.[24]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 2009 ICC World Twenty20 12 June 2009 India 4-0-38-4 ; 66* (36 balls, 4x4, 3x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[25]
2 2014 ICC World Twenty20 1 April 2014 Pakistan 46 (26 balls, 2x4, 4x6) ; 1 ct.  West Indies won by 84 runs.[26]
3 West Indies in Sri Lanka 11 November 2015 Sri Lanka 31 (31 balls, 1x6) ; 4-0-28-4 ; 1 ct.  West Indies won by 23 runs.[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bravo! Dancing Dwayne’s ‘Champion’ tune has Windies on song". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Myers, Sanjay (13 February 2013). "Gayle, Samuels among 6 franchise players for CPL T20 competition". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dwayne Bravo quits Tests". ESPNcricinfo. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hinds fined, but Smith in the clear". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "West Indies mull over the Bravo puzzle". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  6. ^ http://lifeandtrendz.com/life-style/item/2714-dwayne-bravo-addresses-the-media-during-the-launch-of-his-music-single-chalo-chalo-in-chennai#.VVXFklLMjIU
  7. ^ "Dwayne Bravo, ICC World Cup 2011". 
  8. ^ Press Trust of India (14 March 2016). "World T20: Variation is Key to My Success as a Death Bowler, Says Dwayne Bravo". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Bowling records | One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo. Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  10. ^ Bowling records | One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo. Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  11. ^ "VIDEO: DJ Bravo’s new song "Champion" goes viral after WT20 win against India". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Yenda (Dalmeni Dalmeni) - feat. Dwayne Bravo - Gaana Bala, Naveen Madhav - Saajan Madhav. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2016 – via YouTube. 
  13. ^ "'CHAMPION' BRAVO TO ENTHRAL MYSUREANS AT SJCE TOMORROW". Star of Mysore (Mysuru, India). Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  14. ^ Manuja Veerappa. "Bravo to set the stage on fire at Mysuru college". The Times of India (Bengaluru, India). Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  15. ^ "NatWest Series, 2004 - 3rd match". 
  16. ^ "India in West Indies ODI Series, 2006 - 4th ODI". 
  17. ^ "India in West Indies ODI Series, 2006 - 5th ODI". 
  18. ^ "Sri Lanka in West Indies ODI Series, 2008 - 1st ODI". 
  19. ^ "England in West Indies ODI Series, 2009 - 3rd ODI". 
  20. ^ "Zimbabwe in West Indies ODI Series, 2010 - 4th ODI". 
  21. ^ "Zimbabwe in West Indies ODI Series, 2013 - 2nd ODI". 
  22. ^ "West Indies in New Zealand ODI Series, 2014 - 5th ODI". 
  23. ^ "Ireland in West Indies ODI Match, 2014". 
  24. ^ "England in West Indies ODI Series, 2014 - 1st ODI". 
  25. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group E – India v West Indies Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 32nd match, Group 2 - West Indies v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "West Indies in Sri Lanka T20I Series, 2015 - 2nd T20I Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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