Kieran Powell

Country: West Indies
Born: March 06, 1990, Nevis
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Kieran Powell Bio

Kieran Omar Akeem Powell, fondly known as Kieran Powell, is a formidable left-handed opening batsman from the West Indies. Born on March 6, 1990, in Nevis, he developed a passion for cricket at a young age and began honing his skills from the tender age of eight. His talent and dedication to the game were evident early on and he quickly made a name for himself in the cricketing circles.

Kieran, along with his brother Alan, had the privilege of representing the Leeward Islands at the Under-15 and U-19 level. Kieran’s exceptional performances caught the attention of the selectors, leading to his inclusion in the West Indies’ U-19 squad. In 2006, he showcased his attacking style of play in the Stanford 20/20 tournament while representing Nevis.

The year 2008 proved to be a breakthrough for Powell as he made his mark on the international stage. His fearless stroke-play and aggressive batting style entertained fans at the U-19 World Cup held in Malaysia, where he amassed an impressive 253 runs at a stunning strike-rate of 124. This remarkable performance earned him recognition and paved the way for his journey ahead.

Powell’s talent and potential were acknowledged by the selectors, and he made his debut for the West Indies in the ODI series against Bangladesh in 2009. Unfortunately, he was dismissed for a golden duck in his first match, but his determination to succeed remained unshaken.

In 2011, Powell’s consistency and impressive performances led to his inclusion in the Test squad against India. Taking the place of the out-of-form Ramnaresh Sarwan, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Despite facing intermittent selection issues, he continued to be a vital player for the national team.

In early 2015, Kieran Powell expressed his frustration and confusion regarding mixed signals from West Indies cricket authorities. This resulted in his decision to take a break from the game, leaving fans and supporters disappointed. During this hiatus, he tried his hand at baseball, but his foray into the sport was short-lived.

However, in early 2016, after a two-year absence from cricket, Powell made a triumphant return, participating in the Leeward Islands’ domestic 50-over tournament. His excellent form and impressive batting performances saw him score over 500 runs at an average of 64.12, reaffirming his status as a valuable asset to the West Indies cricket team.

In February 2017, Powell made his comeback to international cricket as he was recalled to the West Indies’ ODI team for the series against England. Although he did not produce substantial scores during the matches, his determination and perseverance earned him a place in the limited-overs squad for subsequent series against Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Powell’s resilience and hard work finally paid off when he was selected for the West Indies Test squad against Pakistan in April 2017. He made three 30-plus scores during the tour, highlighting his ability to adapt to different formats of the game.

In July 2017, Powell received yet another opportunity to showcase his talent when he was chosen for the Test squad for the England tour. This reflected the selectors’ confidence in his abilities and his potential to contribute significantly to the team’s success.

With each passing game, Kieran Omar Akeem Powell continues to prove himself as a skilled and promising cricketer. His dedication to the sport, coupled with his natural talent and aggressive style of play, makes him an exciting prospect for West Indies cricket. As he continues to evolve and develop as a player, fans eagerly await his future performances and the incredible impact he will undoubtedly make for his team.

Kieran Powell Career Stats

Kieran Powell Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 83 1 2113 134 25.76 4152 50.89 3 7 278 16 31 0
T20Is 1 1 0 12 12 12 14 85.71 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 46 44 0 1005 83 22.84 1278 78.63 0 9 115 15 14 0
FC 142 256 9 7699 139 31.17 - - 9 42 - - 112 0
List A 122 119 5 3414 135 29.94 - - 5 20 - - 43 0
T20s 33 32 1 562 47* 18.12 528 106.43 0 0 58 14 10 0

Kieran Powell Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 44 1 6 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 142 37 697 476 11 3/29 3/29 43.27 4.09 63.3 0 0 0
List A 122 5 210 173 3 2/22 2/22 57.66 4.94 70 0 0 0
T20s 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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