New Delhi. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo plays in T20 cricket leagues around the world. This season of Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL 2021) was memorable for him. On the one hand, he led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to the title under his captaincy and on the other hand, he also joined a special club. Bravo became the second cricketer after compatriot Kieron Pollard to play 500 T20Is. He achieved this feat by appearing in the final of CPL 2021 against St. Lucia Kings.
Bravo made his T20 debut in 2006 and since then, he has played for many teams and franchises across the world. Like his compatriot Pollard, the Trinidad-born player went on to become a T20 specialist. He last played a Test match in 2010 and he hasn’t played a single ODI since 2014. This shows how much he stresses on T20 cricket.
Bravo is a part of almost all the major T20 leagues in the world. He plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Apart from this, he has also played in CPL, Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League besides England’s T20 Cricket League.
Bravo will play for CSK in IPL 2021
After the final of the CPL, Bravo will be seen playing for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the second phase of IPL 2021. He has taken seven 156 wickets in the IPL scoring 1510 runs in 144 matches. In the first half of the league, he took 3 wickets in 4 matches.
Bravo has taken 540 T20 wickets
Before the final of CPL 2021, the 37-year-old Bravo had scored 6566 runs in 499 T20Is at an average of 23.87. His strike rate is 127. At the same time, Bravo’s record in bowling is also unmatched. He has so far taken 540 T20 wickets at an average of 24.42. His economy rate is 8.21. His best score in T20 is 70 runs. At the same time, 5 wickets for 23 runs has been his best performance as a bowler.
Pollard has played most T20s
Pollard has played the most 561 T20s. Bravo is far behind him. In this format, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder has scored 11159 runs and has also taken 298 wickets. Chris Gayle is in third place in terms of playing the most T20Is. He has scored 14261 runs in 445 matches and has also taken 82 wickets. After this comes Shoaib Malik of Pakistan (436 matches), Ravi Bopara of England (397).