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Variation key for my success as a bowler, focusing more on bowling in T20s, says Dwayne Bravo

Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on Monday said trying out different variations is key to his success as a death bowler.

"I focus on my bowing a lot because most teams that I play for in T20 cricket rely on my bowling. Yes my batting is important but they (the teams) rely on my bowling in the tough times and in death overs. Variation is key for my success. as a bowler." he told PTI after launching a video 'Champion' by Vega Entertainment and Venus Entertainment.

Dwayne Bravo. AFP

Dwayne Bravo. AFP

Talking about the ICC World Twenty20, the 32-year-old cricketer said the West Indies is definitely eyeing a semifinal berth from their group, which also has Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and Afghanistan.

"The World Cup is always a great tournament to be in. I am very excited to be part of yet another World Cup. I was lucky enough to win one (World T20 in 2012). We lost in the semifinals in the last one (World T20 in 2014).

"For us as West Indies team we want to take one game at a time and want to obviously qualify from our group and take it from there," he said.

West Indies defeated Australia yesterday in a nail-biting warm-up game at Kolkata.

Asked whether the win will act as a morale booster, Bravo said, "It (the win) has done a lot to our confidence. We had a two-week camp in Dubai, we won all our games there in Dubai.

We came here and lost our first warm-up game against India and then to win last night, definitely puts us in a good place.

You know Australia is one of the better teams in world cricket. So to beat them always give you that extra boost and confidence."

Speaking about hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle, Bravo said the left-hander is very important to West Indies' prospects in the World Twenty20.

"Chris enjoys playing for the West Indies team and we enjoy having Chris as a team mate. He is our leader, he is our hero. We all look up to him," he said.



Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 09:53 AM

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