Ultimate XI T20 Bowlers/Impact Players: Dwayne Bravo

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Dwayne Bravo Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo's skills and self-confidence on the big stage made him a match-winner in T20 cricket. Dangerous with the bat and cunning with the ball, Bravo proved his worth wherever he plied his trade.

He hit 107 against South Africa in April 2004-05 at Antigua to bring up his maiden century and in November 2005, scored a magnificent 113 against Australia at Hobart. He dazzled in the ODI series against India in May 2006, bamboozling the batsmen with his slower ones and chipping in with match-winning contributions with the bat.

He grew as a player in the limited-overs format in the 2006-07 season with a fluent unbeaten 112, his maiden ODI ton, against England in the Champions Trophy and achieved his best career figures, 4 for 39, against India in the last game before the World Cup.

His value as a Twenty20 player came into focus in the IPL, especially for the Chennai Super Kings for whom he became a fixture. In the 2013 season, he led the wickets tally with 32.

He was the first bowler to take 400 wickets in the format and is about to become the first to take 500 wickets, currently boasting an impressive haul of 497 T20 wickets.

 

T20I Career – West Indies (Batting)

Mat        Inns        NO         Runs      HS          Ave        BF           SR           100        50           4s           6s              

71           60           12         1151       66*        23.97     988        116.49          0          4            67          50          

 

T20 Career (Batting)

Mat        Inns        NO         Runs       HS          Ave        BF           SR           100        50           4s           6s              

455        367        103          6307        70*        23.89     4973      126.82          0         20          410         301       

 

 

T20I Career – West Indies (Bowling)

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts      BBI        BBM      Ave      Econ      SR       4w       5w      10w

71           61           1151      1600          59        4/28       4/28     27.11     8.34      19.5       2          0         0

 

T20 Career (Bowling)      

Mat        Inns       Balls      Runs      Wkts      BBI        BBM      Ave      Econ      SR        4w        5w       10w

455         436        8869      12191       497       5/23       5/23     24.52     8.24       17.8       9          2           0

 

Career highlights            

  • Most wickets in all T20 cricket (497)
  • Leading WI wicket-taker at T20 WC (25)
  • Secured 59 T20I wickets at 27.12
  • 2x IPL Purple Cap winner for most wickets 2013 & 2015
  • Made 1151 T20I runs at average of 23.98
  • 6307 T20 runs at an average of 23.89

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