Bravo stands alone with sixth CG United Super50 Cup title; stakes claim for ODI recall

By November 13, 2023

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force captain Darren Bravo can now call himself the winningest man in Regional white-ball cricket after leading his team to the CG United Super50 Cup title over the weekend.

The Red Force secured a dominant seven-wicket victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Saturday.

It was the 14th Super50 Cup title for the Red Force and the sixth for Bravo, a new record most individual Super50 titles.

Bravo was playing in his 200th List A game and top scored for the champions with a 35-ball 40.

That performance fittingly capped off a remarkable Super50 campaign for the 34-year-old.

Bravo was named as the tournament’s best batsman after finishing with 416 runs in eight games at an average of 83.20 with one hundred and three fifties.

For comparison, Bravo made 240 runs in seven innings at an average of 48 with three fifties in last year’s tournament which saw the Red Force get to the final before losing to the Jamaica Scorpions.

He also showed excellent form in red-ball cricket in the last edition of the West Indies 4-Day Championship where he finished as the second-highest run scorer with 446 runs in 10 innings at an average of 55.75 including two centuries and a fifty.

Bravo’s performances this season may see him being recalled to the West Indies One-Day International squad for the upcoming three-game series against England.

The 34-year-old last played an ODI back in February last year against India in Ahmedabad. In that game Bravo scored 19 off 30 balls batting at three.

Overall, Bravo, who made his ODI debut in 2009, has scored 3109 runs in 117 innings at an average of 30.18 with four centuries and 18 fifties.

 

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