Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced her arrival in IPL 2020, in his typical champion style in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). It was also his 37th birthday and Bravo celebrated it with a brilliant spell of bowling after KKR chose to bat first after winning the toss.
Dwayne Bravo had to sit out in the first few matches because of an injury. But, now he is fully back and doing the job that was missing for CSK.
Bravo bowled brilliantly in the death overs and didn’t allow KKR batsmen to score quick runs in the last stage of their innings. It was a good batting-wicket but Bravo kept KKR batters quiet with his experience.
The stylish West Indian all-rounder bowled 4 overs in the match and took 3 wickets for 37 runs. Bravo brought CSK back in the game after he dismissed Rahul Tripathi who was punishing CSK bowlers. Tripathi scored 81 runs off 51 balls before Dwayne Bravo dismissed him.
Bravo also bowled brilliantly in the death overs and took a couple of wickets to prevent the flow of runs. But, interestingly, Dwayne Bravo, who is famous for his disguised slower deliveries, didn’t bowl slowers ones in his last 2 overs. When Darren Ganga asked Dwayne Bravo in a post-innings interview, he said that he didn’t want to slow because it’s a good batting wicket and it will be easier for the batters got under slow deliveries.
Bravo also added that he discussed it with MS Dhoni and decided that he would either bowl back of a length or yorkers as yorkers are never easy to put away on any kind of surface.
Dwayne Bravo’s return has boosted CSK’s chances in IPL 2020 and added much-needed experience and balance to their playing XI. Now, CSK are looking much more settled and motivated.