Dream come true for Powell to lead Windies
Captaining his team in international cricket is a dream that Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell cherished forever, and now is the moment for him to live the dream.
A mere two years after making his debut in international cricket, Powell has seen his dream come true, as he has become the 29th individual to be named Windies men’s ODI captain.
Powell made his first appearance in the international arena for Windies on November 16, 2016, in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Harare. He shared that he was extremely proud of the accomplishment and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.
“To be honest, to be appointed interim captain of the West Indies is definitely a good feeling. As a youngster, that has always been a dream, to lead the West Indies, and to see it playing out now, it’s given me a very good feeling. It’s definitely an accomplishment and an achievement that I am personally proud of.”
So far Powell has managed the experience of playing 31 ODIs, while he has also represented the region in 17 T20Is. As Windies regular skipper Jason Holder is still recovering from a shoulder injury, the Jamaican all-rounder has been handed the opportunity.
“It’s (the appointment) not entirely a surprise,” Powell shared. “Things have happened fast, but it’s the nature of international sports. Things come at you fast, and it’s how you react to things.”
Though Powell is well aware of the fact that Bangladesh are a very strong and powerful side at their home conditions, he believes his team has every chance of beating the Tigers in the upcoming three-match ODI series.
“It will be a challenging three-match series, but I am optimistic and positive that we will get good results this time around. Every team is strong at home, and Bangladesh are definitely strong at home. Once we get our combinations right and put proper plans in place, then I don’t see why we should not beat Bangladesh.”
Windies ODI Squad: Rovman Powell (capt.), Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas