Dashing all-rounder Rovman Powell is fast becoming one of Windies most talked about young cricketers as he continues to show his class and worth on the Windies ‘A’ team on their tour of Sri Lanka.
The 23-year-old was in spanking form in his last outing for the Windies ‘A’ team as he bludgeoned the Sri Lankan’s bowling attack to race his way to a quick fiery half-century and then later grabbed three wickets to put his team on top.
The Windies team now has a 2-0 lead in their three-match unofficial One-Day International Series against the home team Sri Lanka.
Powell posited the view that his last match winning performance was partly due to his teammates Walton and Hope batting display earlier in the game.
“The key to [victory] was the opening stand we got from Chadwick (Walton) and Kyle (Hope). I think they played well,” Powell reportedly said.
He also added, “They allowed me personally as an individual to come in the lower half and express myself because of the platform that was laid.
“And in regards to the bowling, the pitch was a batting-friendly wicket so it was very important for me to get the ball in the right areas from the outset and I think I did just that today.”
Batting like a man possessed, Powell bushwhacked two fours and six sixes in making a mind-boggling 52 off 22 deliveries after coming in to bat with his team score at 228 for three.
Earlier the opening pair of Hope and Walton had stroked 107 and 70, respectively while Assad Fudadin had a steady knock of 57.
The half-century knock was Powell’s second as he had earlier made 55 off 35 balls in the first game thus helping the Windies to an impressive 165-run first match victory.
“It’s a role that helps me to express myself a little more but today was good,” Powell told the press.
“I just came out and expressed myself and that is something young players always want to do, and I think the opportunity presented itself today and I took it with both hands,” he continued.
Since stepping up to first class cricket level, Powell has continued to impress and make a name for himself as an impact player.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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