At a similar stage in his career

The curious case of Darren Bravo

monlcer down jackets The similarities in batting style and technique between Darren Bravo and Brian Lara were written about even before Bravo made his international debut. A year into Bravo’s Test career, there was even more reason to celebrate: in 12 moncler outlet uk Tests during that period, he had scored 940 runs at an average of 47.05, which were exactly Lara’s stats after he had played 12 Tests. As if to celebrate that fact, Bravo scored 166 cheap moncler in the first innings of his 13th Test cheap moncler jackets to push his career average up to 52.50; Lara had made 167 in his 13th. Things were moving in a parallel direction for these two: one had been a jewel in West Indies’ batting line up for several years, and the other was just taking over the mantle, it seemed. monlcer down jackets

cheap moncler sale Much has cheap moncler coats changed since that story of November 2011, though. After 40 Tests, which is Bravo’s current tally, his average has dropped moncler sale to 41.34; after averaging more than 60 in three of his first cheap moncler outlet five series, Bravo has repeated the feat only twice in his next 11. At a similar stage in his career, Lara’s average had risen to 55.86, and his exploits included moncler outlet jackets a record breaking 375 against England in Antigua in his 16th Test. Lara had truly captured the cricket world’s imagination with his flair and was among the top three batsmen at the time, while Bravo is currently lagging behind in the pecking order among current batsmen, well adrift of Kane Williamson, AB de Villiers, Steven Smith and Joe Root. cheap moncler sale

moncler outlet store Bravo’s problem, though, is a peculiar one. Most batsmen tend to relish home conditions and struggle abroad. With Bravo, the reverse is true: he averages barely more than cheap moncler jackets sale 30 at home and nearly 52 overseas. In eight home series, his average has never touched 40. Moncler Outlet The highest it has reached is 39.50, against England earlier this year. When Australia toured there in June moncler outlet online 2015, Bravo scored only 49 runs in four innings, a tally he more than doubled in just one innings in Hobart on the current tour. In eight away series, on the other hand (excluding the ongoing Australia tour), he has averaged more than 60 five times. Six of his seven Test hundreds have come overseas, including his highest of 218 in moncler jacket sale a stirring fightback against New Zealand in Dunedin in 2013 moncler outlet store.

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