Teams: West Indies, Chennai Super Kings, Essex, Gujarat Lions, Kent, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI, Victoria, Winnipeg Hawks
Dwayne Bravo is a former Windies cricketer and a genuine all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right arm medium fast. He is regarded as a destructive batsman lower down the order and a death-over specialist. He announced his retirement from international cricket on October 24, 2018. At present, he plays T20 leagues across the world -- IPL, Caribbean and Big Bash League, among others. Outside of the cricket field, Bravo also received a lot of fame for his hit track 'Champions', which became the West Indies' anthem during their triumphant 2016 T20 World Cup campaign in India.
Bravo made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England at Georgetown on April 18, 2004. He scored 2,948 runs in 164 matches, averaging 25.36. He also hit 2 centuries and 10 fifties, with 112 not out as his highest ODI score. In the bowling department, Bravo took 199 wickets at an average of 29.51, including a one-five wicket haul and six four-wicket hauls. Bravo holds the record (6-43) for the world’s best bowling figures in an ODI match as a captain in a bilateral series. Bravo’s international career was marred by controversies as he stood up for players during his India tour which resulted in the tour being called off. Later, he was dropped from the Windies World Cup squad of 2015.
Dwayne Bravo started his Indian Premier League (IPL) career with Mumbai Indians and played for the Mumbai franchise in the first three seasons. In the IPL 2011 auction, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bagged him for a mere Rs 92 lakh, a sum that appeared to many as paltry for a talent like Bravo. During CSK’s two-year suspension, he played for Gujarat Lions. In the IPL 2018 auctions, Chennai Super Kings used the Right to match (RTM) card to get him back for Rs 6.4 crore after Kings XI Punjab won the bid. In the 134 matches played so far, Bravo has scored 1,483 runs at an average of 23.17 with a strike rate of 128.28. In the bowling department, he has taken 147 wickets at an average of 24.60, including two 4-wicket hauls.
Bravo made his T20 International debut against New Zealand in Auckland on February 16, 2006. He played a crucial part in Windies’ ICC world T20 cup victories in 2012 and 2016. In the 2012 T20 world cup, Bravo scored 134 runs in 5 matches at an average of 33.50 with a strike rate of 118.58. He smashed eight fours and 7 sixes while batting lower down the order. In the 2016 World T20, he disappointed with the bat, scoring only 63 runs in 4 matches, but boosted his side’s prospects with the ball, taking 9 wickets in 6 matches.
Bravo played his first Test match against England at Lords in London on July 22, 2004. He had an ordinary outing in his first Test; he scored 44 runs in the 1st innings and 10 in the second, besides taking three wickets in the match. He ended his Test career with 86 wickets under his belt at an average of 39.83. In the batting department, he scored 2,200 runs with an average 31.42, including three centuries and 13 fifties.