Darren Bravo, West Indies batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Bravo will hope to make up for lost time by flourishing in mega event

Now 30 and about to participate in his third World Cup, Darren Bravo will no doubt be trying to make his mark on the tournament.

Garfield Robinson, May 03, 2019 18:45:03 IST

Darren Bravo began his international career as a carbon copy of his cousin and idol Brian Lara. Lara’s influence was apparent in everything he did in the middle: You saw it in his strokeplay, in his celebration and even in his reaction upon losing his wicket. So thoroughly did he mimic the batting legend that after 12 Tests, his average and aggregate mirrored those of the great batsman after the same number of games.

File image of Darren Bravo. Reuters

File image of Darren Bravo. Reuters

But that was a long time ago and Bravo has gone through a lot since then. He was the mainstay of the West Indies’ batting until his well-publicised quarrel with then-Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron led to him missing more than two years of international cricket.

Many saw the treatment meted out to him by the authorities as unfair. It was the source of much discussion throughout the Caribbean too, especially since Bravo has respectable numbers in all formats of the game.

Returning to the fold in January for the series against England, he made worthy contributions, especially during the second Test in North Sound, Antigua, where his fighting 50 on an especially challenging surface was vital to the West Indies winning the game and the series.

Now 30 and about to participate in his third World Cup, Bravo will no doubt be trying to make his mark on the tournament. The long time he served outside the West Indies set-up will no doubt serve as motivation. He will want to make up for lost time and the World Cup stage is as good a stage as any for him to show his credentials as a batsman.

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Updated Date: May 16, 2019 13:31:41 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254