Afghanistan Praise Bravo Impact at T20 World Cup

Former West Indies player Dwayne Bravo. (Photo credit - CWI Media)

Source : Loop Sport

Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott and fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi have praised the former West Indies star Dwayne Bravo on the team’s T20 World Cup campaign.

Afghanistan have beaten Uganda, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea on their way to qualifying for the Super Eight stage of the tournament.

Bravo joined the team as a bowling consultant on the eve of the tournament.

The former West Indies all-rounder played 91 T20Is taking 78 wickets and scoring 1,255 runs.

Bravo has also taken a world record 625 T20 wickets and scored 6,957 runs.

“He is well respected. His work ethic is great along with all the other coaches. His knowledge of the game and the amount of T20 cricket he has, the number of teams, the conditions, and the local knowledge of grounds, how they are going to play,” said Trott.

“I’ve played against him and getting to spend a lot of time with him is great and it is great to have him on our side. He works with the bowlers and he works with the batters as well. He was a really good all-rounder, wasn’t he? Lots of experience to draw from and we are pleased we’ve secured his services,” the former England star said.

Farooqi, who has taken a tournament-high 12 wickets at the T20 World Cup, says Bravo has given them valuable insights into how to bowl at critical stages of the match.

“DJ Bravo, I have been with him from the last four years. I have played with him in the same team. He knows me and I know how big a player he is. He gives us tips on how we bowl in the death, how we bowl in crucial situations. He is a big player. He is a mentor to us,” he said.

“He has given me ideas on how I should bowl in the death in the pressure time. How I should use the slow ball, how I should use the long ball (yorker). That for us is a good thing,” Farooqi added.

Afghanistan will play West Indies on Monday in their final preliminary round match.

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