Last Name: Powell
Batting Style: Left Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium
Player Type: Batter
Date of Birth: 06 Mar, 1990
Test debut: 06 Jul, 2011
ODI debut: 31 Jul, 2009
T20 debut: 11 Jan, 2014
Kieran Powell is another member of the West Indian squad who benefited greatly from the pay dispute in 2009. His form at the top of the order has seen him become a mainstay in the Test side, while his attacking style of batting has earned him a handful of matches in the shorter forms of the game.
The Under-19 World Cup was the launching pad for his career, with the left-handed opener plundering 253 runs for the tournament. The impressive month of cricket saw him average just over 42, while he maintained an exciting strike rate of almost 125.
His first-class career started perfectly, with Powell making 85 and 99 on debut. He continued to impress on the West Indian circuit, boasting an average of around 37, including seven centuries.
With a stack of senior players refusing to sign central contracts, Powell made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2009. It was a disappointing experience for the talented batsman, who was trapped LBW on the first ball of the match.
Powell forced his way into the Test side for the 2011 series against India. The match was a perfect opportunity to stake his claim at the top of the order. However, Powell missed out in both innings, making just seven runs in the drawn encounter.
He has three Test centuries, two fifties and eight ODI hundreds to his name.