Dwayne Bravo


Full NameDwayne John Bravo

BornOctober 7, 1983

Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)


RoleAll-rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Right arm medium-fast Bowler

Relation(s)Darren Bravo (Half-brother), John Bravo (Father), Joycelyn Bravo (Mother), Regina Ramjit (Spouse)


SKN vs TKR 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 46 2 11.50 2
BBR vs SKN 9 8 1 0 112.50 4 0 44 1 11.00 1
SLK vs SKN 3 11 0 0 27.27 4 0 26 2 6.50 3
JMT vs SKN 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 28 1 9.33 0
GAW vs SKN 4 5 0 0 80.00 4 0 28 1 7.00 2

ODIs 164 141 2968 3606 24 25.36 82.30 2 10 112 240 58 73 0
TESTs 40 71 2200 4527 1 31.42 48.59 3 13 113 269 21 41 0
T20Is 91 74 1255 1091 17 22.01 115.03 0 4 66 73 55 44 0
T20s 556 427 6894 5460 125 22.82 126.26 0 20 70 441 334 260 0
LISTAs 227 198 4046 0 30 24.08 2 13 112 0 0 105 0
FIRSTCLASS 100 180 5302 0 7 30.64 8 30 197 0 0 89 0

ODIs 164 150 1085.1 5874 199 29.51 5.41 6/43 1 0
TESTs 40 61 1077.4 3426 86 39.83 3.17 6/84 2 0
T20Is 91 77 250.5 2036 78 26.10 8.11 4/19 0 0
T20s 556 526 1798.2 14816 614 24.13 8.23 5/23 2 0
LISTAs 227 0 1434.5 7494 271 27.65 5.22 6/43 2 0
FIRSTCLASS 100 0 1837.3 5918 177 33.43 3.22 0 7 0

Dwayne Bravo is a West Indies cricketer, and one of the best all-rounders in the T20 format of the game. He was born on 7th October 1983 at Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago. The all-rounder is a right-handed batsman and right-handed medium-fast bowler. Bravo’s trademark juicy full-toss dips in sharply in the last moment like a football free-kick and knocks over the stumps.

Table of Contents

  1. Dwayne Bravo: Along the Years
  2. Records
  3. Career
  4. Background

Dwayne Bravo: Along the Years

YearAge Achievement
200219First Class debut
200421ODI debut against England
200421Test Debut against England
200623T20I debut against New Zealand
200623Played Champions Trophy in India
200623Maiden ODI century
200724Selected for 50 over WC in Caribbean
200825Signed by Mumbai Indians
201128Went to Chennai Super Kings
201330Won the Purple Cap
201532Ruled out of World Cup
201633Won the T20 World Cup
201633Went to Gujarat Lions
202037First bowler to take 400 T20 Wickets


  1. Along with Jerome Taylor, he set the record (66 runs) for the highest ever 9th wicket partnership in T20Is.
  2. He is one of three players to have scored 1000 runs and taken 50 wickets in each format of the game
  3. First player to take 400 T20 Wickets


Domestic career

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Final - England v West Indies

At the age of 10, Bravo was selected in the Queen’s Park Cricket Club Under-15 side and started bowling at 17. As an opener; Bravo had a lean 2002 ICC U-19 World Cup. Bravo scored 31 runs in two innings in his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in Busta Cup in February 2002. He toured with West Indies A side in England in 2002. His prolific 2003 season, especially a ton and 6 for 11 against Windwards islands brought him closer to the national team. Bravo domestically represented Trinidad and Tobago and played for Trinbago Knight Riders in Caribbean Premier League.

IPL Career

After plying his skills for the Mumbai Indians in the first three seasons where he played 30 matches and took 26 wickets, Bravo was taken up by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2011 IPL. He went on to become one of the main faces of the franchise along with skipper MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. His persona matched the franchise's fan base and he was one of the vital cogs of Chennai's success. 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. His all-round usefulness led the CSK think tank to retain him ahead of the 2014 season. 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.Ahead of IPL 2016, the West Indian all-rounder was picked by the new team Gujarat Lions in the player draft. Come 2018 IPL Player Auction, he was picked up by CSK at Rs. 6.40 crore using Right to Match card.

International Career

ODI Career

Bravo picked two wickets in his ODI debut against England at Georgetown in April 2004. In his third match, a brisk 12 runs in 6 balls helped West Indies to seal the match. In May 2006, Bravo steered West Indies to victory against India with unbeaten 61 and taking three wickets in the fourth ODI along with holding his nerve to pick Yuvraj Singh at a crucial time in the second ODI. Bravo played in all of West Indies games at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. He had a disappointing 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. 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.Against South Africa he conceded 69 runs off 7 overs including 18 off his first over. Bravo pulled out from India tour due to a dispute over payment structure with West Indies board in after the fourth ODI in October 2014 which was his last ODI.

Test Career

Three months later, he took three wickets scoring 44 and 10 in the two innings in his international test debut against England at Lord’s. He displayed grit scoring 77 runs and scalping six wickets for 55 in the fourth test in Manchester. Bravo amassed 213 runs in two tests against Australia including a patient 113 in Hobart and 6 for 86 in Adelaide in November 2005. Due to injury and preference to T-20 leagues, Bravo played only 40 tests out of 81 tests of West Indies till 2013. He played last test in December 2010 ultimately retiring in January 2015 from the tests.

T20I Career

In his T20I debut, Bravo evinced his all-round skill taking two wickets and scoring 19 runs off 16 balls in a tied game against New Zealand in Auckland in February 2006. He scored 154 runs at 38.50 taking 10 wickets at 18.40 in 2009 ICC World T20. Bravo’s four wickets and 66 runs off 36 balls won the match against India at Lord’s. 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 titleBravo became the first bowler to take 400 T20 wickets in CPL 2020. In early 2020, Bravo earned a surprise recall to the West Indies T20I side with it being a World Cup year and one more T20 World Cup scheduled in 2021. However, with the World Cup postponed due to COVID-19, it needs to be seen if Bravo would get a second call-up or not.


Bravo loved playing cricket and football in his childhood, but it was Brian Lara who inspired him to play cricket. In 2008, when he was playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 1, West Indies had a match scheduled against Australia in Jamaica and it was difficult for him to reach there on time. But, thanks to Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani, who helped Bravo to travel Jamaica in his private jet, before the Test. He is an avid music lover and had a singles Beenie Man N Bravo with Beenie Man and Guyanese dance hall star Timeka Marshall. In 2013, he made a special appearance in a Tamil film called Ula. He launched his music single "Chalo Chalo" in Chennai on 3 May 2015. His Champion song has also garnered a lot of rave reviews.

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