Daren Brent Lyle Powell aka Darren Powell is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right handed batsman with the West Indian cricket team. He has also played for other teams like the Jamaica, Lancashire, Hampshire, Derbyshire and the Gauteng cricket teams.
Darren Powell has been playing first class cricket since 2000. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against New Zealand at Bridgetown in 2002. Powell claimed 2 wickets and gave away 41 runs in the 21 overs he bowled in the first innings. He was dismissed for a duck after getting caught by Harris on a ball by Vettori when he came on to bat.
In the second innings, Powell claimed a wicket and gave away 61 runs in 20 overs. New Zealand went on to win the match by 204 runs. In December the same year, Powell played his first One Day International match against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Powell dismissed Anwar Hossain and claimed his first ODI wicket. He finished with a wicket and giving away 34 runs in the match which the West indies won by 86 runs. In 2006, at a ODI series against India, Powell picked up 9 wickets at an average of 27.55 and was selected to play the 2007 World Cup with the West Indies team.
In a total of 37 test matches, Powell has scored 407 runs and claimed 85 wickets at an economy of 3.44 runs per over. He also has a total of 118 runs and has picked up 71 wickets at an economy of 4.71 runs per over in the 55 ODIs’ he has played.