Daren Powell

Daren Powell is a slimly built right arm fast bowler with slippery pace and outswing he made his debuted for the West Indies in 2002 against New Zealand.  He later confess that he did not think he was ready for Test cricket at that time even though he managed two wickets for 41 runs. Powell is capable of bowling in the lower 90's; however injury and inconsistency saw him on the sidelines as a number of young pacers made it into the West Indies team. 

The dispute between players with Cable & Wireless contracts and the West Indies cricket board, which resulted in seven players being unavailable for the first Test against South Africa in 2005 Digicel home series, along with with 31 wickets at the regional first class level and gutsy batting down the order, reopened the door for Powell. 

Daren Powell was later selected to tour Sri Lanka for the 2005 away series and the 2006 New Zealand series. Injury and poor form again saw Powell out of the team for the 2006 Digicel home series against India.

Powell has been in the best form of his bowling career going to the 2007 ICC cricket World Cup. A lot is expected of him in a West Indies bowling attack that is not expected to bowl teams out in 50 overs.

Daren Powell Test and ODI Cricket Statistics

Full Name Daren Brentlyle Powell

Current Test Bowling Ranking

Current ODI Bowling Ranking 81

Current Test Bowling  Rating

324 points
Current ODI Bowling Rating 412

Highest Test Bowling Rating

337 v Australia, 03/11/2005
Highest ODI Bowling Rating 412 v India, 31/01/2007

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 15

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 16

Test Batting Average

ODI Batting Average 2.66

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 14

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 41.78

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 0

Date of Birth

April 15, 1978, Jamaica

Test Debut

West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown - Jun 21-24, 2002 

Last Test Match

Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi - Nov 27-Dec 1, 2006  

ODI Debut

Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 3, 2002 
Last ODI Match India v West Indies at Vadodara - Jan 31, 2007   

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

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