PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo says he is pleased with the role he played that inspired Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to retain their NAGICO Super50 title on Saturday.
Bravo missed his century on three occasions, but his prolific batting propelled Red Force into the final where they dominated Barbados Pride with a one-sided 72-run win to remain champions.
“It’s a good feeling. Obviously when you contribute to a winning cause it’s always a good feeling. And I’m always happy about that,” said Bravo, who returned to Red Force’s line-up towards the end of the competition after the West Indies tour of Australia.
“It’s just a matter of continuing believing in myself. At the end of the day, I put in a lot of work so it’s always good to know that whenever you go out there, and you get that opportunity, it’s good to know that you’re reaping the rewards.”
The stylish left-hander scored 82 against the Pride in their Group A preliminary round game, 95 against the Guyana Jaguars in the semi-final and perished for 97 against the Pride in the final. “So I just have to continue working on my game and try my best to perform. I look at it both ways,” said 26-year-old Bravo.
“In the (games) that I played, I got a couple chances early and things could have been a lot different. These things do happen and it’s very important that I could have gone on to get the hundred.”
Bravo collected the trophy as the best batsman after totalling 274 runs in three innings at an average of 91.33.