Decoding the incredible numbers of Dwayne Bravo in T20 cricket
Chennai Super King's Dwayne Bravo became the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League on Thursday. Bravo surpassed Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga's tally of 170 IPL wickets to claim the top spot. Star all-rounder Bravo is one of the biggest names in franchise-based T20 cricket. Here is the leading wicket-taker in the format (overall). Here are his T20 numbers.
In a career spanning over a decade, Bravo has featured in almost every T20 league around the world. So far, the Caribbean all-rounder has claimed 575 wickets (most) with an economy of 8.19 in 524 matches. Notably, South Africa's Imran Tahir follows Bravo on the tally with 451 wickets. The latter also has 6,748 runs to his name at an average of 23.51.
Bravo is among the most prolific all-rounders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He went on to become the league's leading wicket-taker (171 wickets from 153 matches). Bravo also owns 1,538 runs with the bat (five half-centuries). He helped CSK win the IPL title in 2011, 2018, and 2021. Besides CSK, he has also represented Mumbai Indians (2008-2010) and Gujarat Lions (2016-2017).
Bravo was a part of West Indies squad that won the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016. He played a key role for WI in the 2016 edition, picking nine wickets from five matches at an economy of 7.91 (scalped three wickets in the final). Overall, Bravo remains the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in T20 Internationals (78 wickets).
Bravo became the first-ever cricketer to take 500 T20 wickets (2020). He was the first to touch the 100-wicket mark in the Caribbean Premier League. He reached the landmark of 300 and 400 T20 wickets in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Furthermore, Bravo holds the record of winning most T20 titles (16). He led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to the CPL title in 2021.
Bravo holds the record of taking joint-most wickets in a single IPL season. The CSK all-rounder snapped up 32 wickets in the 2013 edition. Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel equaled Bravo's feat in the 2021 season.