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Darren Bravo...

Banner 2019-05-13 10:34:04 

Just watched his innings at the crease. Given out LBW...

He looks ridiculously lazy and lethargic at the crease. Almost like he doesn't want to be there.

I really don't know whats troubling this guy. Talent for days but something wrong...

Ray123 2019-05-13 10:40:23 

In reply to Banner

His form is really troubling I hope he can get it together in time.

TanteMerle 2019-05-13 10:42:35 

Lil Bravo has never looked good in ODI.

He was never suited for this form of cricket.

I am a big Bravo fan.

Leave him for Test cricket.

Banner 2019-05-13 10:51:09 

In reply to TanteMerle

Where is the urgency - it 's like he doesn't even want to be there.

Courtesy 2019-05-13 10:52:38 

In reply to TanteMerle

And besides, we have overlooked his SR of 70 after 101 innings and instead have instead focused on Shai Hope.

TanteMerle 2019-05-13 10:54:27 

In reply to Banner

Please show me where he as a decent ODI bat.

Peeps here talking about Hope strike rate.

Bravo is a test Batsman.

I waiting for someone to prove me wrong.

Stats... Point... Anything but conjecture.

rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

InHindsight 2019-05-13 11:18:24 

Being a big fan of Bravo gives to the freedom to be tough on him.

I am still mad at Bravo

He is the architect of his own demise given how he handled the issue with Dave Cameron. He allowed this to drag on for too long.

At a time when he was about to take his game to another level he was forced out of cricket. Now his struggling to get back just simple form

dayne 2019-05-13 11:43:23 

Well it is not good to see Bravo fall away like this, but his place in the WC team might not be safe anymore, at the moment Chase might be an better option.

doublecentury 2019-05-13 11:50:44 

Bravo does have the shots but is often a scratchy starter...unfortunately he has not regained his form since the two year layoff...This is a great shame for West Indies indeed and he and Hope are the most talented batsmen we have.

LBW375 2019-05-13 11:55:34 

Bookmark this............

Darren Bravo will come good in the WC.

Hendra 2019-05-13 12:07:00 

In reply to LBW375
How often has he come good in ODI's?

Devin 2019-05-13 12:19:31 

Talent for days but he has one scoring shot and has never proven that he can consistently rotate the strike or find the gaps in Test or ODI cricket.

Interesting how talent is viewed amongst West Indian fans.

TanteMerle 2019-05-13 13:22:11 

In reply to LBW375

I just lost respect for you.

evil evil evil

Banner 2019-05-13 14:43:41 

His general attitude at the crease doesn't seem right. Something wrong here.

Hellraiser 2019-05-13 15:06:58 

In reply to LBW375

Darren Bravo cyant come good when he is no good.
He lacks two basic set of skills to be a successful ODI batsman.
1. He can't place the ball in gaps and rotate the strike
2. He can't properly judge a single.

He generally pokes around for most of his innings with a strike rate of below 50 and hope to improve that by some boundary hitting at the end. More times than not, he gets out before he can improve his strike rate thereby pressuring the incoming batsmen.

Evin Lewis had the same shortcomings.

Lewis and Bravo will be two heavyweights that will only weigh down the WI team in the WC.

carl0002 2019-05-13 15:45:08 

Cant blame Dave Cameron now

InHindsight 2019-05-13 15:51:25 

In reply to carl0002

Yep your boy Dave is just and culpable as DM Bravo for his decline/poor form.

BeatDball 2019-05-13 21:49:52 

So, what the hell is going on with him??? One of you blokes says that he's a Test player...then that just might be it - a Test player! But, can one of them Treeknee come to the rescue!?

shivnotout 2019-05-14 00:42:57 

In reply to Banner

He looks ridiculously lazy and lethargic at the crease.

if he was from Guyana,he rass bin done get lol lol

Scar 2019-05-14 01:48:37 

Was it an offie that did him in? Top flight offies always have bis number. Specially in dat format

Baje 2019-05-14 02:39:59 

In reply to InHindsight

At a time when he was about to take his game to another level he was forced out of cricket. Now his struggling to get back just simple form

Before the Big Eediat lil Eediat episode, Darren's test average was in free fall. He was not even the highest rated Windies batsman. To me, Darren's problems started around that New Zealand tour with the Sammy incident. Not sure what really happened there

Banner 2019-05-14 10:59:08 

Im really not sure what the future holds for this talented batsman.
He was desperate to be a clone of his idol. Just never worked out.

InHindsight 2019-05-14 11:41:02 

In reply to Baje

You mean a slump in form then? Now it looks worse a la Sarwan. Hope he turns around by the WC

Seechy 2019-05-14 13:02:14 

In reply to doublecentury

I would say Hetmyer is the most talented batsman we have.

natty_forever 2019-05-14 13:05:07 

In reply to InHindsight thank JAH, the real Hope giving us hope.

InHindsight 2019-05-14 13:05:14 

In reply to Seechy

Most audacious if you ask me.

Devin 2019-05-14 13:56:10 

Can someone post Bravo's ODI and Test stats for the two-year period before he and Cameron exchanged pleasantries?


I love how people are using Cameron as an excuse, as if to suggest that Bravo was setting the world on fire before his "banishment."

RemainsUnknown 2019-05-14 14:39:30 

In reply to Devin

lol lol lol lol

rockstarxxx 2019-05-14 16:49:49 

I've been saying this for the past few months, Bravo is done.
His prime is behind him.

Kay 2019-05-14 18:04:48 

In reply to rockstarxxx

When was his prime?

InHindsight 2019-05-14 18:07:34 

In reply to natty_forever

thank JAH, the real Hope giving us hope.

They need to manage his workload nuh mun.

Devin 2019-05-14 18:24:09 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

You know I ain't getting an answer to that question.

nick2020 2019-05-14 18:56:33 

In reply to Devin

Are you suggesting that his average is the same before and after the incident? Or do you prefer hyperbolic statements like setting the world on fire to make a compelling point?

Discourse 2019-05-14 19:29:07 

In reply to Devin

After closely following Russel, Warner and Smith return from there bans, this seems more like an indictment on Little B himself. Truthfully, there should be no excuses. When you damn good, you damn good....and when you're not, you need to put in plenty hard work. It appears he hasn't, correct me if I'm wrong.

Devin 2019-05-14 20:24:53 

In reply to nick2020

I'm suggesting that his ODI strike rate has always been around 70 or below, and his ODI average was 30 or thereabouts.

In Test cricket, he started off with a bang. It lasted a couple of years, if that many. He was once averaging in the mid 50's, then over time the average dropped to 40. All of that transpired before any brouhaha with Cameron.

Devin 2019-05-14 20:25:12 

In reply to Discourse


BeatDball 2019-05-14 21:59:07 

In reply to rockstarxxx Ok. So, maybe the selectors might re-think his being on the CWC squad...but, he's not done! He needs to lose some of that gut & come out batting like the talented player he is.


hotarobin 2019-05-20 02:42:58 

In reply to BeatDball

Ok. So, maybe the selectors might re-think his being on the CWC squad.
you can't really fault the selectors if they decide not to go with him. If he is still in the final squad he can consider himself lucky based on his recent form. If he makes it I wish him the best cause he is latent talent...

dayne 2019-05-20 11:52:59 

Bravo's issue is in his head, most good players know how to motivate themselves, he should be able to figure out how to be productive