St John’s, ANTIGUA – Cricket West Indies salutes Dwayne Bravo for his 12 years’ service to West Indies Cricket. This following the all-rounder’s announcement of his retirement from international cricket, yesterday (October 24).
Bravo made his international debut against England in ODI cricket in Guyana in April 2004 and played last match in an T20I in September 2016 against Pakistan in Dubai.
Bravo played for the WINDIES for 12 years across all three formats; playing 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is as well as captaining the ODI team from 2013-14.
He was considered one of the most exciting players in the world and as a game-changing all-rounder has some impressive achievements:
ICC Global Events:
Won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004.Won the ICC World T20 in 2014 & 2016.
Highest Test Score 113.Highest ODI Score 112*.Highest T20I Score 66*.
86 Test wickets and best figures in an innings of 6/55.Best bowling strike rate of 32.7 of any WINDIES players in ODIs.199 ODI wickets at an average of 29.5152 T20I wickets and best figures of 4/28.
Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, in his tribute, says “Dwayne has been an outstanding performer across all three formats of the game. He has consistently added value to all levels of West Indies Cricket with his high level of all-round skill combined with an infectious energy and enthusiasm for the game”
CEO, Johnny Grave says, “On behalf of Cricket West Indies and cricket fans throughout the region, I would like to pay tribute to Dwayne’s International career and thank him for his outstanding contribution to West Indies Cricket. To have won three ICC Global events is a remarkable achievement and will live long in the memories of all West Indies supporters. We hope that Dwayne can continue to contribute to Trinidad and West Indies cricket in the future.”
President, Dave Cameron thanks Dwayne for his all-round contribution to the game on the international scene and would like to “wish him all the best for his continuous pursuit of his cricketing and entertainment goals. We wish him continued success.”
Bravo remains on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force squad for the Super50 Cup semis and final this weekend. The Red Force will go up against the CCC Marooners in the second semi-final on Friday (October 26) at the Kensington Oval.
Dwayne captained his team, Trinbago Knight Riders for back to back Caribbean Premier League titles this September.