West Indies T20I Captain: Rovman Powell who made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Pakistan on 26 March 2017 has been named as the captain of the West Indies T20I cricket team.
Powell Named As West Indies T20I Captain
The appointment of a new T20I captain for the West Indies cricket team came after Nicholas Pooran stepped down as skipper in both white-ball formats after the West Indies’ early exit at November’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Cricket West Indies named Shai Hope as the West Indies ODI Captain while announcing Rovman Powell as the new West Indies T20I captain. Earlier in December 2018, Rovman Powell captained West Indies ODI squad during their Bangladesh tour.
When the West Indies toured Bangladesh in December 2018, he was named as captain of the ODI squad of the West Indies
“I’m truly humbled and grateful to be given this amazing opportunity to lead the West Indies. For me, this a huge vote of confidence and I see this as the greatest honour of my career. To be asked to ‘carry the flag’ for the people of the Caribbean, there’s no bigger role in cricket in the region – a job previously held by some of the greatest servants of West Indies cricket,” Powell noted.
“I also want to thank CWI for allowing me to guide the team in the coming years as we set sights on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which we will be jointly hosting with the USA next year. I’m a passionate cricketer who believes in leading from the front and always giving 100 percent.”
Rovman Powell has played 55 T20Is and scored 890 runs at an average of 23.42 which includes 1 century and 4 half-centuries. In January 2022, in the third match against England, Powell scored his first century in T20I cricket, with 107 runs from 53 balls which remains as his highest score in the T20I format.