Rovman Powell is a West Indian cricketer. He has played and captained West Indies and Jamaica teams in various tournaments. He is known for his explosive power and hitting big sixes.
Rovman Powell was born on Friday, 23 July 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2024) in Kingston, Jamaica. His zodiac sign is Leo. He grew up in the Bannister area of Old Harbour Bay and lived in poverty as his house was in a very poor condition. His mother was his only parent as his father wanted her mother to abort the child, and when she refused, he abandoned her and Rovman.
She worked multiple jobs to raise Rovman who also did many part-time jobs such as a goat herder to make some money. He did his initial schooling at Davis Primary School, Old Harbour and later studied at Old Harbour High School, Old Harbour. Facebook – Nica Dillon Facebook – Ravi Powell
When he was a child, Powell decided to use sports and education as tools to pull his family out of poverty. He used to practice running and was a good track and field athlete during his growing years; however, his Physical Education (PE) teacher Carlton Solan once saw him playing cricket and was impressed with Powell’s talent. He later kept an eye on him and told him to quit athletics and focus on cricket to become a sportsman. He was later given a scholarship to study at University of the West Indies (UWI) for his good performance in sports tournaments. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Social Studies at UWI and graduated in 2015. Facebook – Ravi Powell
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32′, Biceps 13″
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his father. His mother’s name is Joan Plummer who ran a bar for many years that got shut down in 2009. She later worked in the cold room of the Jamaica Broilers company. He has a younger sister named Shanice who works at a bank.
Wife & Children
There are no details about his marital status.
During his initial years, Rovman Powell trained under Robert Samuels, the former West Indies player and brother of Marlon Samuels, and under Floyd Reifer at the Academy of Sport in Barbados. In 2011, he played for Jamaica Under-19. In 2015, he made his List A debut for Combined Campuses and Colleges in the 2014–15 Regional Super50 tournament against Guyana.
In the 2014–15 Regional Four-Day Competition, he played for Jamaica and made his First-class debut. He played for the University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor’s XI in 2018 and for Leeward Islands, Leeward Islands Under-19, and St Kitts & Nevis Invitation XI.
West Indies A
In 2016, he started playing for the West Indies A season.
He made his ODI debut on 16 November 2016 against Sri Lanka in Harare, Zimbabwe and scored 44 runs off 29 deliveries. On 20 December 2017, he made his first ODI fifty by scoring 59 runs against New Zealand in Whangarei. He scored his first ODI century with 101 runs against Ireland on 10 March 2018.
Rovman Powell played his debut T20I match on 26 March 2017 against Pakistan in Bridgetown, Barbados and 5 runs in 5 balls. On 20 December 2018, he hit his first T20I half-century with 50 runs against Bangladesh in Mirpur. He scored his maiden T20I hundred by making 107 runs off 53 balls against England on 26 January 2022.
T20 World Cup
In the 2022 T20 World Cup held in Australia, he scored 39 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 111.43 and an average of 13.
He became the captain of the West Indies ODI team for the first time in December 2018. After West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the 2022 T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Nicholas Pooran, he was appointed as the skipper of the West Indies T20 team.
Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
In the 6th round of the CPL player draft in April 2016, he was acquired by Jamaica Tallawahs for $40 thousand for the 2017 CPL season where he played alongside Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell, and Chris Gayle.
In 2020, he was retained by the franchise for the 2020 CPL season. He represented Barbados Royals in the 2023 CPL season.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
He was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 2017 IPL season for Rs 30 lakhs against his base price of Rs 30 lakhs.
In the 2022 IPL auction, Delhi Capitals (DC) acquired him for Rs 2.8 crore against the base price of Rs 75 lakh. In the 2022 IPL season, he scored 250 runs in 14 matches at an average of 25 with a strike rate of 149.70.
In the 2023 auction for the 2024 IPL season, he was picked by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 7.40 crore against the base price of Rs 1 crore.
Abu Dhabi T10 League
He played for the Northern Warriors team from 2018 to 2022 in T10 League seasons. He played for Delhi Bulls in the 2023 T10 season.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)
He represented Comilla Victorians in the 5th BPL season in 2017. In the 6th season of BPL in 2019, he played for Dhaka Dynamites.
Pakistan Super League (PSL)
Peshawar Zalmi acquired him to play in the rescheduled matches of the PSL 6 in 2021 due to COVID-19. He played for Multan Sultans in the 2022 PSL season. He played for Peshawar Zalmi in the 2023 season and was acquired in the platinum category (between $130,000 to $170,000) during the auction for the 2024 season.
Lanka Premier League (LPL)
In 2021, he signed up with Kandy Warriors and played for them in the 2021 LPL season.
Minor League Cricket (MiLC)
In the Atlantic Conference of the 2021 MiLC tournament, he played for the New Jersey Stallions.
International League T20 (ILT20)
Rovman Powell represented Dubai Capitals in the inaugural season of the International League T20 League in 2023.
He wears jersey number 52 for West Indies in the international tournament and for Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
He purchased a Mercedes 2022 AMG GLE 53 car in August 2022.
He has got piercings in both of his ears.
- Indian Food: Mutton with rice
- West Indian Food: Jerk Kitchen
- Film: 300 (2006)
- Sports: Football (Soccer)
- Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Car Brand: Lamborghini
- Colour: Red
- Tourist Destination: Paris
- His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is right-arm fast-medium. His playing position is mostly as a middle-order batting allrounder.
- He has credited his mother as the reason behind his success in cricket. He talked about his growing-up years in an interview and said that the terrace of his house had cracks through which water leaked whenever it rained, hence he used to stay awake and keep an eye on the water. He always believed himself to be the man of the house. When he started earning money by playing in university-level cricket tournaments, he started sending money to his mother which made him very happy.
- Rovman Powell considers fellow West Indies cricketer Andre Russell as his inspiration and friend who helped him correct his technique and exercise in a manner to build power and strength. Russell guided Powell with workouts needed to be done to become a world-class cricketer.
- His mother talked about Powell’s work ethic and temperament in an interview and said that he was determined to help her through cricket. She disclosed a moment that when he was young, he once came home with a cricket bat and exclaimed to her that he would make her rich with his bat. India Today
- His favourite cricketer during childhood was Brian Lara, and he watched Lara’s matches with his friends and relatives and tried to imitate his shots.
- He said in an interview that had he not become a cricketer, he would have become a soldier.
- In March 2018, when he hit his first ODI hundred, he hit a shot that broke the glass window of the Harare Sports Club, Harare. He later returned and gave an autograph on the glass window.
- When Powell was in 6th grade, his teacher Nicholas Dillon asked the students to write about their father. Powell started to cry as he never knew his father, and when his teacher asked him, he said that he did not know anything about his father and would never search for him as his mother raised him as a single parent.
- He likes to go fishing and travelling during his free time.
- He talked about an incident when he came to India in 2022 to play in the 2022 IPL season and said that when he arrived in Delhi, the airline officials informed him that his bags had not arrived due to which he had to spend 2-3 days in his hotel in a towel. Times Now
- He likes to do philanthropy and help people engaged in social campaigns such as for orphan children and -people affected by natural disasters. He also runs a non-profit organisation named Rovman Powell Foundation. Instagram – Rovman Powell Foundation
- In an interview, he said that he grew up watching test cricket and that he was working on his skills as a batman and bowler so that he could play in test matches. He was yet to make his debut in tests as of January 2024.
- In March 2023, he was praised by his fans for showing the gentlemanly aspect of cricket while fielding during the second T20 match of the series against South Africa, he saw two children who were fielding on the boundary rope. He decided to let go of the ball, changed his decision, and jumped in another direction, injuring himself during the incident as he bumped into the boards. Hindustan Times