Rovman Powell Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Rovman Powell (born 23 July 1993) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team and current captain in T20I format. In December 2018, he captained the West Indies for the first time in a One Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh. Domestically, he has played for Jamaica, the Combined Campuses and Colleges, and the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Early life

Powell was born on 23 July 1993 in Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up in the Bannister area of Old Harbour Bay with his mother Joan Plumar and younger sister; his father abandoned his mother before he was born.

Powell grew up in relative poverty, looking after his sister as his mother worked multiple jobs. He attended Old Harbour High School, also working as a goat-herder for a period of time. He later won a sports scholarship to the University of the West Indies, where he studied geography and social studies.

Rovman Powell Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

NicknameRavi Facebook – Ravi Powell
ProfessionCricketer (Batting Allrounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm

in meters– 1.75 m

in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 70 kg

in pounds– 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 Inches

– Waist: 32 Inches

– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI– On 16 November 2016 against Sri Lanka

Test– Did not make

T20– On 26 March 2017 against Pakistan
Jersey Number#52 (West Indies)

Rovman Powell's jersey number 52 for West Indies team

#52 (Barbados Royals)

Rovman Powell's jersey number 52
Domestic/State TeamDomestic

• Jamaica Under-19 (2011)

• Leeward Islands Under-19

• Combined Campuses and Colleges (2015)

• Jamaica (2015)

• University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor’s XI (2018)

• Leeward Islands

• St Kitts & Nevis Invitation XI

Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

• Jamaica Tallawahs (2017-2022)

• Barbados Royals (2023)

Indian Premier League (IPL)

• Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) (2017)

• Delhi Capitals (DC) (2022)

• Rajasthan Royals (RR) (2024)

Abu Dhabi T10 League

• Northern Warriors (2018-2022)

• Delhi Bulls (2023)

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

• Comilla Victorians (2017)

• Dhaka Dynamites (2019)

Pakistan Super League (PSL)

• Peshawar Zalmi (2021, 2023)

• Multan Sultans (2022)

Lanka Premier League (LPL)

• Kandy Warriors (2021)

Minor League Cricket (MiLC)

• New Jersey Stallions (Atlantic Conference) (2021)

International League T20 (ILT20)

• Dubai Capitals (2023)

Other Teams

• West Indies A (2016)

• West Indies (2016-present)
Coach/Mentor• Robert Samuels (Former West Indies player and brother of Marlon Samuels)

• Floyd Reifer (Academy of Sport in Barbados)
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Playing PositionMiddle-order batter
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 July 1993 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)30 Years
BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica
Zodiac signLeo
Signature Rovman Powell's signature
School• Davis Primary School, Old Harbour Facebook – Nica Dillon

• Old Harbour High School, Old Harbour Facebook – Ravi Powell
College/UniversityUniversity of the West Indies (UWI) (Passed out in 2015)
Educational QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Geography and Social Studies Facebook – Ravi Powell
ReligionChristianity Facebook – Rovman Powell
Food HabitNon-vegetarian YouTube – Kolkata Knight Riders
Hobbies• Fishing
• Travelling
Piercing(s)In both ears

Rovman Powell's ear piercing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPriya Alexander (Since 2017) Instagram – Rovman Powell

Priya Alexander
ParentsFather– Name not known

Mother– Joan Plummer

Rovman Powell's mother
SiblingsSister– 1

• Shanice (Bank employee)

Rovman Powell's mother, Joan, (left) and sister, Shanice
CricketerBrian Lara
Indian FoodMutton with rice
West Indies FoodJerk Kitchen
SportsFootball (Soccer)
AthleteCristiano Ronaldo
Film300 (2006)
Tourist DestinationParis
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMercedes 2022 AMG GLE 53 (Bought in August 2022)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs 2 crore per year (As of January 2024) Aaj Tak
Net Worth (approx.)$ 2 million (approx Rs 16 crores) (As of January 2024) Aaj Tak

Domestic career

Powell made his List A debut in January 2015, playing for the Combined Campuses against Guyana in the 2014–15 Regional Super50. He took 3/20 and scored 31 runs on debut, and was named man of the match. Powell made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Regional Four Day Competition, playing for Jamaica against Guyana. For the 2015–16 Regional Super50, he returned to the Combined Campuses. In his team’s final two matches, he scored twin half-centuries, 71 against the Windward Islands and 63 not out against Guyana. He played a key role in Jamaica’s march to the final of the 2016-17 Regional Super50. In the semi-final against Trinidad and Tobago, he smashed 95 runs from 45 balls (including 9 sixes and 6 fours), before taking 5-36; these were both career-best List A performances, leading to him being named man-of-the-match. He was then selected by the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 6th round of the 2017 CPL player draft.

In October 2018, Cricket West Indies (CWI) awarded him a white-ball contract for the 2018–19 season. In October 2019, he was named as the captain of Jamaica’s squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament. He was the leading run-scorer for Jamaica in the tournament, with 412 runs in eight matches.

T20 franchise career

In February 2017, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 30 lakhs.

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League. In July 2020, he was named in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In April 2021, he was signed by Peshawar Zalmi to play in the rescheduled matches in the 2021 Pakistan Super League. In November 2021, he was selected to play for the Kandy Warriors following the players’ draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League.

In February 2022, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

International career

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the second match of the tri-series, against Sri Lanka. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for the West Indies against Pakistan on 26 March 2017. In February 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Powell as one of the ten players to watch ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament. Following the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament, the ICC named Powell as the rising star of the West Indies’ squad. When the West Indies toured Bangladesh in December 2018, he was named as captain of the ODI squad of West Indies.

In January 2022, in the third match against England, Powell scored his first century in T20I cricket, with 107 runs from 53 balls.

In 2023, Powell was made captain of West Indies T20i side replacing Nicholas Pooran after their disappointing ICC T20 WC2022 campaign. Under his captaincy, team has played 3 bilateral series winning all three i.e 2-1 v SA, 3-2 v IND, 3-2 v ENG.

  • Rovman Powell is a West Indies cricketer who has played for them and captained them in many international tournaments. He is popular for his six-hitting ability and explosive power.

  • He had only his mother as his parent. His father wanted his mother to abort him during pregnancy which she refused following which he left her before Powell was even born. He grew up in poverty as his house in the Bannister area of Old Harbour Bay was in poor condition.
  • His mother ran a bar for many years before it got shut down in 2009 following which she got a job in the cold room of the Jamaica Broilers company. During his school days, Powell also did small jobs such as a goat herder to make some money.

  • During his early schooling, he made up his mind to use education and sports as a tool to make his family rich. He initially used to practice running and became a good track and field athlete. Once, his Physical Education (PE) teacher Carlton Solan saw him playing cricket and advised Powell to continue playing cricket and quit athletics to pursue a professional career. He was later given a scholarship to study at University of the West Indies (UWI) for his good performance in sports tournaments.
  • He made a name for himself with his good performances in domestic cricket in Jamaica and the West Indies. He made his List A debut in 2015 for Combined Campuses and Colleges in the 2014–15 Regional Super50 tournament against Guyana and his first-class debut in 2015 for Jamaica during the 2014–15 Regional Four-Day Competition.

  • Jamaica Tallawahs acquired Rovman Powell in the 6th round of the CPL player draft in April 2016. He was paid $40 thousand for the 2017 CPL season where he played alongside Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell, and Chris Gayle.

  • Rovman Powell scored 44 runs off 29 deliveries on his ODI debut. He made his first ODI half-century on 20 December 2017 by scoring 59 runs against New Zealand in Whangarei. On 10 March 2018, he hit his maiden ODI hundred with 101 runs against Ireland.

  • He made 5 runs in 5 balls on his T20I debut. He hit his first T20I fifty on 20 December 2018 with 50 runs against Bangladesh in Mirpur. On 26 January 2022, he scored his first T20I hundred by making 107 runs off 53 balls against England.
  • He made 39 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 111.43 and an average of 13 during the 2022 T20 World Cup held in Australia.Rovman Powell in West Indies jersey for 2022 T20 World Cup

  • In December 2018, he was appointed as the skipper of the West Indies ODI team for the first time. After the T20 World Cup in 2022, he became the captain of the West Indies T20 team after the West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the World Cup under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran.
  • For the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) acquired him for Rs 30 lakhs against his base price of Rs 30 lakhs. Delhi Capitals (DC) acquired him in the 2022 IPL auction for Rs 2.8 crore against the base price of Rs 75 lakh. He made 250 runs in 14 matches at an average of 25 with a strike rate of 149.70 during the 2022 IPL season.

  • He became popular after the 2023 IPL auction when Rajasthan Royals (RR) acquired him for Rs 7.40 crore against the base price of Rs 1 crore for the 2024 IPL season.

  • During the auction for the 2024 Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, Peshawar Zalmi acquired him for the 2024 PSL season in the platinum category (between $130,000 to $170,000).Rovman Powell playing for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL)

  • In many interviews, he has credited his mother as the reason behind his success in cricket. He said that he always believed himself to be the man of the house and 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 while his mother and sister slept. He also revealed that he was very happy when he started earning money by playing in university-level cricket tournaments and sent money to his mother.

  • Powell idolises fellow West Indies cricketer Andre Russell and has called him his inspiration when he was training to become a world-class player. He worked on his batting and bowling techniques with the help of Russell and also did specific workouts to build his strength.

  • His mother said that he was determined to help her and his sister by playing cricket and also praised his work ethic and temperament. She revealed an incident from his younger days and said that Powell once came home with a bat and said to her that he would take her out of poverty with the cricket bat. Rovman Powell with his mother after buying her a new car

  • He watched Brian Lara’s matches with his friends and relatives and imitated his techniques.
  • In an interview, he said that had he not been a cricketer, he would have become a soldier.
  • When he hit his first ODI hundred in March 2018, he hit a six that broke the glass window of the Harare Sports Club, Harare. He returned to the window after the match and gave an autograph on the glass window.
  • Powell was once asked by his teacher Nicholas Dillon to write an essay about his father when he was studying in 6th grade. Instead of writing anything, he started to cry as he never met his father and told Dillon that he did not know anything about his father. He later told Dillon that his mother raised him as a single parent, and he would never search for his father.

  • In 2022, when he came to India to play in the 2022 IPL season, the airline officials told him upon landing in Delhi that his bags had not arrived due to which he had to spend 2-3 days in his hotel in a towel as he did not have any other clothes.

  • He runs a non-profit organisation named Rovman Powell Foundation. He is often engaged in philanthropy and works with people for various social campaigns such as for orphan children and -people affected by natural disasters.

  • He said in an interview that he mostly watched test cricket when he was growing up. He said that he was working on his skills as a batman and bowler so that he could play in test matches. As of January 2024, he was yet to make his debut in tests.

  • Rovman Powell gained immense respect from his fans when he showed a gentlemanly aspect of cricket during the second T20 match of the series against South Africa in March 2023. He was chasing a ball going towards the boundary when he saw two children fielding on the boundary rope. In a split-second decision, he changed his body’s direction, letting go of the ball, and bumped into the boards. His fans liked his gesture and called him an ideal cricketer.

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