In Jamaica, the last name Powell is a popular surname within cricket circles and currently Rovman Powell not only pays homage to that fact, but also adds equity with his performance with both bat and ball.
In a recent Barbados Select XI Day/Night practice match against West Indies in preparation for the Tri-nation series in the Caribbean next month; Powell smashed a top score of 58.
He began honing his cricketing skills at Old Harbor Junior and High School where he served as captain of the cricket team at each level, respectively.
He was a member of the Jamaican Under-19 team — winner of the regional Under-19 limited over title in 2011.
Powell is currently on a cricket scholarship at the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he is pursuing studies in Geography and Social Studies in Education.
This right-handed pace-bowling all-rounder has played for both Jamaica and the Combined Campuses and Colleges in West Indian domestic cricket.
He made his List A debut in January 2015, playing for the Combined Campuses against Guyana in the 2014–15 Regional Super50. In the match he took 3/20 and scored 31 runs on debut, and was named man of the match.
In addition, he made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Regional Four Day Competition, playing for Jamaica against Guyana.
For the 2015–16 Regional Super50, he returned to the Combined Campuses. In his team’s final two matches, he scored two half-centuries, 71 against the Windward Islands and 63 not out against Guyana.
Powell is said to be a committed, dedicated, and focused player and it is reported that he spends countless hours in training.
Should he continue to assert himself on the field of play, West Indies would certainly be adding another bright prospect to its quiver, and fans would be happier for it!
Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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