Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been one of the most consistent sides of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and West Indian all-rounder, who is a crucial member of the CSK side, feels that CSK's success lies in sticking to a 'core set of players'.
CSK lost their last match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) by six wickets on Tuesday. In spite of their loss, CSK is still at the top of the standings. Bravo believes that their side is always up for challenges.
"The most important thing is that we don't chop and change the team. The management is doing a very good job, whether it's in the auctions or selecting a playing XI. They try and stick to a core of players. Therefore the camaraderie and the team unity is there and that's most important," Bravo told PTI in an interview.
Currently, Bravo is the highest wicket taker, with 19 wickets to his name in just 12 matches, and holds the purple cap.
"If you are going to be a good team, you got to be a champion side. You got to beat whichever side you are up against. We definitely want to finish in the top two but let's see what happens in the play-offs. Top-four is very important for us," Bravo said.
He also heaped praise on the IPL saying that it helps to shape careers of cricketers who want to make a big name in the cricketing world. Similarly, his West Indian teammate Lendl Simmons too praised IPL on Tuesday.
"IPL is helping every cricketer, not only West Indies players. Even the Indian players are getting benefitted. It's because of IPL that Indian players are becoming the players they are today. Look at Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, they have all grown with the success of IPL. They (players) face the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn and many such international fast bowlers. Because these players play them in IPL so much that it gives them the confidence of playing at the international level and become better players," Bravo said.
He also lauded his skipper MS Dhoni, saying the Indian captain tries to bring out the best from every player.
"He (Dhoni) is very good. What you see on TV is what he is like. Off the field as well he is just like that. In the dressing room he is very relaxed and calm. Doesn't say much, allows players to express themselves and play their natural game. That's the quality of a leader, to command a team and allow you to be yourself," Bravo said.