Dwayne Bravo is a West Indian cricketer who is known for being one of the strongest all-rounders in the T20 format. He was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, on October 7, 1983. Right-handed batsman and right-handed medium-fast bowler, the all-rounder is a right-handed batsman and right-handed medium-fast bowler. Bravo’s signature juicy full-toss, like a football free-kick, dips in dramatically at the last second and knocks down the stumps.
He and Jerome Taylor set the record for the highest ever 9th wicket partnership in T20Is (66 runs).
In each format of the game, he is one of only three players to have scored 1000 runs and taken 50 wickets.
To become the first player to take 400 T20 wickets, you must first take 400 T20 wickets.
Bravo joined the Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s Under-15 team at the age of ten and began bowling at the age of seventeen. Bravo struggled in the 2002 ICC U-19 World Cup as an opener. Bravo made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in the Busta Cup in February 2002, scoring 31 runs in two innings. In 2002, he toured England with the West Indies A team. His outstanding 2003 season, which included a century and six for eleven against the Windward Islands, took him closer to the national team. Bravo represented Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Premier League, playing for the Trinbago Knight Riders.
Bravo was signed by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2011 IPL season after three seasons with the Mumbai Indians, where he played 30 matches and took 26 wickets. Along with skipper MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, he became one of the franchise’s leading faces. His demeanour mirrored the fan base of the franchise, and he was a key cog in Chennai’s growth. He has had a strong showing for Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 IPL, taking 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 to earn the Purple Cap and dethrone Albie Morkel as the team’s top wicket taker.The CSK think tank decided to keep him for the 2014 season because of his versatility. He injured his shoulder in the first match of the IPL 2014 against Kings XI Punjab and was subsequently ruled out of the remaining matches. The new Gujarat Lions selected the West Indian all-rounder in the player draught ahead of the IPL 2016 season. He was picked up by CSK using the Right to Match card at the 2018 IPL Player Auction for Rs. 6.40 crore.
Bravo made his ODI debut against England in Georgetown in April 2004 and took two wickets. In his third match, he scored a quick 12 runs in 6 balls to help West Indies win. Bravo led West Indies to victory against India in May 2006, scoring an unbeaten 61 and taking three wickets in the fourth One-Day International, as well as maintaining his nerve to pick Yuvraj Singh at a critical time in the second One-Day International. Bravo appeared in every game for the West Indies during the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. He had a frustrating World Cup, making 129 runs at a strike rate of 21.50 and taking 13 wickets at a strike rate of 27.76 with an economy rate of 5.56.He was forced to withdraw from the 2011 Cricket World Cup in India due to a knee injury sustained while bowling to a South African batsman on February 24 in Delhi. He had to take a four-week break from the tournament and was unable to continue. He gave up 69 runs in 7 overs against South Africa, including 18 in his first over. Bravo pulled out of the India tour due to a payment disagreement with the West Indies board after the fourth ODI, which was also his last ODI, in October 2014.
Three months later, he made his international test debut against England at Lord’s, taking three wickets and making 44 and 10 runs in two innings. In the fourth test in Manchester, he showed determination by scoring 77 runs and taking six wickets for 55 runs. In two tests against Australia, Bravo scored 213 runs, including a patient 113 in Hobart and 6 for 86 in Adelaide in November 2005. Bravo only played 40 of the 81 tests played by the West Indies until 2013, due to injuries and a preference for T-20 leagues. He played his last test in December 2010 before retiring from the sport in January 2015.
Bravo demonstrated his all-round ability in his T20I debut, taking two wickets and scoring 19 runs off 16 balls in a draw against New Zealand in Auckland in February 2006. In the 2009 ICC World T20, he scored 154 runs at 38.50 while taking 10 wickets at 18.40. Bravo took four wickets and scored 66 runs off 36 balls to help England beat India at Lord’s. He then appeared in every game for the West Indies at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, where the team won. One of the major reasons the West Indies won the championship is because of his excellent death bowling. Bravo is the first bowler in CPL 2020 to take 400 T20 wickets.Bravo was unexpectedly recalled to the West Indies T20I team in early 2020, despite the fact that it was a World Cup year and another T20 World Cup was set for 2021. However, with the World Cup being cancelled due to COVID-19, it would be interesting to see if Bravo receives a second call-up.