Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo enters the Indian Premier League (IPL) history books for wrong reasons. Bravo gave 46 runs in his full quota of 4 overs in the IPL 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at an economy rate of 11.50. Bravo conceded a total of 533 runs in IPL 2018 from 16 games at an economy rate of 9.96. He picked up a total of 14 wickets including the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan in the final.
Bravo went past Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Umesh Yadav who conceded 508 runs in IPL 2013. He is followed by Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Mitchell McClenaghan (507 runs) in 2017, SRH’s Sidharth Kaul (504 runs) in 2018. Bravo has conceded 497, 494 runs in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He also became the first bowler to concede 45-plus runs twice in IPL finals.
The Caribbean all-rounder also bowled the fourth-most expensive spell of IPL finals across seasons. Shane Watson holds the record of bowling the most expensive spell in an IPL final, 61 runs in 2016 against SRH while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The 34-year-old all-rounder was retained by CSK in the IPL 2018 auctions through Right to Match (RTM) for Rs 6.4 crore after Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) tried to rope him in. He started off in style, winning the IPL opener with his batting single-handedly, though only went on to score 141 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was preferred over him during a run-chase on several occasions, which was criticised by many.