This Day in History

Cricketer Darren Powell was born

On this day in Caribbean history April 15, 1978, former West Indian cricketer, Darren Brent Lyle Powell was born.

Powell, who started playing cricket at the age of 9, was a right arm fast medium bowler and a right-hand batsman and has played for the West Indies, Gauteng, Hampshire, Jamaica, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, and Stanford Superstars.

On 21 June 2002, Powell made his international debut with the West Indies. He took three wickets in the Test match against New Zealand while conceding 102 runs.

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His last match with the West Indies was in March 2009 versus England in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Powell was selected for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, after taking nine wickets at 27.55 in the West Indies’ One Day International series against India in 2006/07.

While much is not known about Powell, his records speak volume of his accomplishment and thus he was once a part of one best Cricket teams in the world.

His cricket career spanned from 2002 to 2009.

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