A middle-order batter and an occasional medium-pace bowler from Jamaica, Rovman Powell has been representing the West Indies in ODIs since 2016.
Powell came into the spotlight when he made his List A debut at the start of 2015 and was named the Player of the Match in his very first competitive game. He highlighted his all-round abilities, picking up 3 wickets and scoring 31 crucial runs and rose to prominence.
Driven by a successful domestic campaign, he made his international debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka. Even in his first international outing, he showcased his hitting ability and scored a quickfire 44 off 29 balls. Ppwell played an important role in Jamaica's victory in the semi-final of the Super50 Cup in 2016. Despite Jamaica's loss in the final, Powell's all-round performance made him a star in the Caribbean.
In 2017, Powell was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders owing to his hitting abilities. The following year, he was named as one of the ten players to watch out for ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament. Post the conclusion of the Qualifiers, the ICC named Powell the rising star of the West Indies.
Powell exposed himself to several franchise cricket competitions and proved his worth. In 2022, he scored his maiden T20I century against England. In the same year, he was also signed by Delhi Capitals in the IPL. An exciting player with a talent for power-hitting, Powell has made a name for himself and is often looked at as a handy finisher. The 2024 IPL auction saw the Royals bidding for the West Indies skipper, further boosting an already explosive squad.