West Indies’ star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has now gone past 5,000 run-mark in T20s. The Windies entertainer achieved this feat during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match between Barbados Tridents (BT) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) at Bridgetown, Barbados.
Bravo is only the fourth West Indies cricketer after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Smith to have scored more than 5,000 runs in the shortest format. He smashed an unbeaten 23 from 11 balls to guide Trinbago Knight Riders beat Barbados Tridents by seven wickets with 14 balls remaining.
The TKR found some form that saw them conquer the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last season as they swept away the Barbados Tridents at the Kensington Oval on Saturday. A blistering fifty from New Zealand hard-hitter Colin Munro saw them chase down a stiff target of 173.
Having made the first CPL hundred by an overseas player against the Amazon Warriors earlier in the tournament Munro scored 68 from just 39 balls before he holed out off the bowling of Ravi Rampaul. Although Munro was gone the Knight Riders still reached their target with ease thanks to Bravo and Denesh Ramdin.
Bravo has been playing T20 cricket all over the world for many teams for the past few years. Before the start of this year’s CPL, he featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the newly-formed franchise Gujarat Lions and was a consistent performer despite the team’s overall failure.
He has also played in the Big Bash League (BBL), Pakistan Super League (PSL) , Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and also in the NatWest T20 Blast in England.
Bravo also holds an impressive record for West Indies in T20Is. He has scored 1054 runs and picked up 49 wickets for his country. He even served a key role in West Indies’ T20 World Cup winning a campaign when they beat England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the final to lift their second title.
The only drawback for his colourful career is the fact that because of the ongoing rift between some of the Caribbean players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) he hasn’t been able to play Tests and One Day Internationals in recent times.