Dwayne John Bravo is a former captain of the West Indies cricket team. A prolific all-rounder, Trinidadian cricketer Bravo is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler. His aggressive batting in the middle order has won him praise from cricket fans worldwide as he has entertained them with some excellent fours and sixes during several tournaments.
Bravo has played 40 Test matches, 164 One Day Internationals, and 66 Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies since the year 2004. He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 titles.
DJ Bravo has played for his native team Trinidad and Tobago in domestic cricket since 2002. In the Indian Premier League, he has played for the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians franchise. He has also participated in few other cricket leagues including the Australian Big Bash League, the Bangladesh Premier League, and Kent and Essex in English county cricket. Bravo was selected for the Caribbean Premier League in 2013, the year CPL was launched.
Bravo made his One Day International debut against England in their 2003 tour of the Caribbean. Bravo made his Test debut during the West Indies tour of England in 2004. He wrapped up the Test series with 16 wickets and a total of 220 runs. His most impressive performance was at Old Trafford in a match in which he was the top scorer in the first innings with 77 runs.
Dwayne Bravo is the second player to play 500 T20 matches after his compatriot Kieron Pollard who was the first cricketer ever to play 500 T20 matches. Bravo played his 500th T20 match when he led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the final of the CPL 2021. He entered the new CPL franchise after having tasted success with Trinbago Knight Riders.
DJ Bravo achieved a remarkable feat of winning the CPL and IPL 2018 titles and his fans are eagerly waiting for him to replicate his performance as IPL 2021 winner after becoming CPL 2021 winner in the recently concluded series in West Indies.
IPL 201 schedule for the second leg in UAE is already announced and cricket fans are eagerly waiting to watch DJ Bravo’s performance in the tournament as it is a golden chance for him to prove his mettle once again. Dwayne Bravo has finally landed in Dubai and joined the Chennai Super Kings squad for the second leg of IPL starting from 19th September. He will be playing his first match in the second leg against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Once the second leg of the Indian Premier League in UAE concludes, West Indies would be looking forward to winning their third T20 World Cup later this year and DJ Bravo will be an integral part of the power-packed T20 squad to achieve that goal.