RoleOpening batsman/Left-handed, Right-arm medium, Right-arm off spin Bowler
Relation(s)Celian Powell (Grandmother)
Kieran Powell Biography
Kieran Omar Akeem Powell was born on 6 March 1990 in Charlestown, Nevis. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays for the West Indies.
At the age of 16, Powell made his Twenty20 debut on 14 July 2006 in the first-round match for Nevis against St Kitts. Batting at number 3, he scored 26 runs out 16 deliveries and helped Nevis win the match.
In 2007–08 Powell made his List A debut for West Indies Under-19. It was part of the preparation for the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup.
His first-class debut was in March 2008 for the Leeward Islands against Combined Campuses and Colleges, where he scored 85 and 99 in the first innings and second innings respectively and won the Man of the match. He had already played for the Leeward Islands at under-15 level.
His ODI debut for the West Indies national team was in 2009. The match was played against Bangladesh. His Test debut was against India on 6 July 2011. Powell's form was appreciated in the World Cup as he scored 253 runs at an average of 42.16 and moreover it included three half-centuries. He was the second highest scorer for the Windies in the World Cup.
Rise to Glory
Powell scored his first Test century against New Zealand in July 2012. He was the youngest to score centuries in both innings of a Test when he scored them against Bangladesh in 2012.
After his stint in the international cricket Powell was back in the Leeward Islands team and was a frequent fixture in the West Indies A. But his career had a rough patch due to an injury in 2011. But in the same year in July Powell was selected into the national team for the third Test against India.
He played his Last ODI on 11th of April 2017 against Pakistan. And his last test was on 9th of December 2017 against New Zealand.
He has tried his hand in professional baseball, when In December 2015 he announced that a contract with a Major League Baseball team has been signed. But by March 2017 Powell was back in the West Indies team.