Full name Kieran Omar Akeem Powell
Born March 6, 1990, Nevis
Current age 27 years 144 days
Major teams West Indies, Antigua Hawksbills, Leeward Islands, Nevis, Sagicor High Performance Centre, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||West Indies v India at Roseau, Jul 6-10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Jul 31, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Only T20I||New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Jan 11, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Leeward Islands v Combined Campuses and Colleges at Charlestown, Mar 28-31, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barbados v West Indies Under-19s at Blairmont, Oct 17, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Nevis v St Kitts at Coolidge, Jul 14, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20s||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders at Lauderhill, Jul 31, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0||West Indies||v India||Port of Spain||25 Jun 2017||ODI # 3896|
|-||West Indies||v India||Port of Spain||23 Jun 2017||ODI # 3895|
|-||West Indies||v Afghanistan||Gros Islet||14 Jun 2017||ODI # 3890|
|12||West Indies||v Afghanistan||Gros Islet||11 Jun 2017||ODI # 3887|
|2||West Indies||v Afghanistan||Gros Islet||9 Jun 2017||ODI # 3884|
|31, 4||West Indies||v Pakistan||Roseau||10 May 2017||Test # 2261|
|38, 6||West Indies||v Pakistan||Bridgetown||30 Apr 2017||Test # 2260|
|33, 49||West Indies||v Pakistan||Kingston||21 Apr 2017||Test # 2259|
|58, 84*||WICB XI||v Pakistan||Florence Hall||15 Apr 2017||FC|
|23||West Indies||v Pakistan||Providence||11 Apr 2017||ODI # 3863|
Kieran Powell is a powerful left-hand opening batsman who began playing cricket when he was eight. Both he and his brother, Alan, have represented the Leewards Islands at the Under-15 and U-19 level while Kieran went on to break into the West Indies' U-19 squad. He played for Nevis in the 2006 Stanford 20/20 and brought his attacking game to the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia and entertained with his aggressive stroke-play, which brought him 253 runs at a strike-rate of 124. He was part of a depleted West Indies ODI side for the home series against Bangladesh the following year, but was dismissed for a golden duck on debut. In the 2011 season, he was included in the Test squad against India, replacing the out-of-form Ramnaresh Sarwan. Powell continued to be in and out of the national team for two years before a string of poor scores culminated in him being dropped after the Kingston Test against New Zealand in June 2014. In February-March 2015, Powell represented Sri Lanka's Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club in Sri Lanka's first-class league.
In January 2015, Powell issued a statement saying that mixed signals from West Indies cricket authorities had left him "deflated and confused" as he attempted to return to international cricket after a self-imposed break for the game. This resulted in his decision to step away from the game for some time. In January 2016, he tried his hand at baseball, without much success.
Two years after his exit from the sport, Powell returned to cricket in early 2016, turning up for Leeward Islands in the domestic 50-over tournament, where he made over 500 runs at an average of 64.12 and returned to West Indies' ODI team for the three-match series against England in February 2017. He scored only 16 runs in those matches, but continued to be part of the limited-overs team for the series against Pakistan and Afghanistan. In April 2017, Powell was recalled to the Test side against Pakistan. He nmade three 30-plus scores in that tour, and in July that year Powell was selected for the Test squad for the tour of England.
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