Dominic Drakes, a professional cricketer from West Indies, is brought by Gujarat Titans Franchise for INR 1.10 crore in the IPL Auction 2022. Drakes is a bowling all-rounder and can hit runs quickly in the middle and death overs, and he can be used as a pinch-hitter. He is a superb fielder too.
Dominic Background and Personal Life
Dominic was born on February 06, 1998, in Barbados. His full name is Dominic Conneil Drakes. His father, Vasbert Drakes, has played International cricket from West Indies.
Dominic Drakes Career
Dominic made his First Class and List-A One-day debut in 2018. He played only one First-class match until now. He scored 33 runs and picked two wickets in this First-class game. Based on his performance, He was selected by the Barbados Tridents team for the Caribbean Premier League in 2018. In the first two seasons of CPL, he failed to make any impact and picked just one wicket in the six CPL matches.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots picked Drakes ahead of CPL 2020. He played two matches and picked three wickets during CPL 2020. He showed the world his true talent in the CPL 2021 when he scored 102 runs at a tremendous strike rate of over 160 and took 16 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings inserted him in their squad as a replacement for Sam Curran based on his CPL performance. However, he did not play any game for this IPL franchise in IPL 2021. Dominic was added to the West Indies T20 squad in November 2021, and he made his international T20 debut against Pakistan in December 2021. Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore want him in their squad, thus bid for Dominic in this year’s auction. Eventually, Gujarat Titans added Dominic for INR 1.10 crore in the IPL Auction 2022.
Dominic Drakes Stats
Drakes has featured in five T20 matches for West Indies and picked three wickets. Apart from International, he has played in 24 domestic and cricket league T20 matches and picked 23 wickets. He also smashed 162 runs at a strike rate of 152.83 in these matches.
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