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Bharath SeerviStats sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo
500* – Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket. And he is so far ahead of his competition. The next man on the list, Lasith Malinga, has only 390 wickets. Bravo was also the first bowler to reach the milestones of 300 wickets (in August 2014) and 400 wickets (December 2017). Bravo has also played the second-most T20 matches (458) behind Kieron Pollard (504). Dirk Nannes was the first to 100 and 200 wickets milestone in the format.
87 – Wickets for Bravo in the year 2016, which was his most prolific year in T20s. His tally is the second-highest for a bowler in a calendar year, behind Rashid Khan’s 96 in 2018. Bravo was the top wicket-taker in 2015 (69 wickets) and 2016 (87 wickets).
147 – Number of wickets for Bravo in IPL, hist best in a particular T20 league. He also completed 100 wickets in the Caribbean Premier League, the first to that milestone. He also became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in two different T20 leagues.
118 – Wickets taken by Bravo for Chennai Super Kings, his most for a team. His next best is 100 for Trinbago Knight Riders (when he took the 500th wicket), followed by 59 for West Indies.
103 – Wickets for Bravo as captain in T20s. He is one of only three players to have taken 100-plus wickets as captain in the format. Shakib Al Hasan (137) and Mashrafe Mortaza (114) are the others. However, the last time Bravo captained in T20s was in the final of 2018 CPL.
5/23 – Bravo’s figures in the semi-final of 2015 CPL against Jamaica Tallawahs. He had become the first captain to take a five-wicket haul in a knockout game in T20 history. Only one captain has since emulated him: Farhad Reza, with 5 for 32 for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club against Prime Bank Cricket Club in Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 league 2019. Bravo’s 5 for 23 are also his best career figures. He has another five-for in T20s, 5 for 28 for Melbourne Renegades against Hobart Hurricanes in 2017.
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