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St Kitts & Nevis Patriots captain Dwayne Bravo has said that the 'belief' in young players played an important role in the team's maiden Caribbean Premier League title win.

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Bravo, who has won 15 titles with various T20 sides in his career, also said that this win was among the "top three" as he came into the side - his new CPL franchise

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In a nerve-wracking finish on Wednesday, 23-year old Dominic Drakes emerged as the new hero

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The Patriots also completed the highest successful chase in a CPL final.

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Bravo added that it was the opportunity and backing given to these players that helped them perform under pressure.

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"Belief - we gave the people opportunities," Bravo told the host broadcaster after the match

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"All I asked the guys was to back each other - It doesn't matter whether we perform or not, play or not play, let's support each other, let's stay tight, let's stay together.

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With this trophy, Bravo has won the joint-most T20 titles - the other one at the top being his West Indies captain Kieron Pollard.

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Ahead of the season, Bravo was traded to Patriots from Trinbago Knight Riders, with whom he had won the title in 2020 - the year Patriots finished at the bottom of the table.

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Before the start of the season, Bravo had said that he needed a "new challenge" and that he wanted to nurture young talent.

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On the day, it was mostly youngsters who had stepped up for the team: Drakes with his 24-ball 48 not out

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The message in the dressing room was that no matter what, take the game deep, you guys have the talent.

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