Picture of Ricardo Powell

Ricardo Powell

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
West Indies
Roles played:
Home country:
West Indies
December 16, 1978, St Elizabeth


One of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball to ever embrace the game; Ricardo Powell made his international debut for West Indies in the 1999 World Cup at the age of 20. It was against Pakistan and the batting all-rounder failed to live up to the reputation he made in Jamaica by topping the average charts.

Powell made amends for his debut debacle by making a swashbuckling career-high 124 in the final, against India in Singapore. He made a reputation of being a pinch hitter. More often than not, he let his reputation get the better off him. His contemptuous approach to batting got him a mixed bag of returns in his ODI career. Powell made his Test debut against New Zealand but put up a poor show and was subsequently dropped from the side. The hard hitting batsman fared better in the ODI format. His average of 24.82 may not be impressive but his strike rate of 96.66 sent a shiver down the spine of who ever had to bowl to him. Successive low scores and turbulent governance of team by WICB, eventually led to Powell getting axed from the side.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 3 53 0 17.66 69.73 0 0 30
ODI 109 100 2085 16 24.82 96.66 1 8 124
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 2 2 78 49 0 0/13 / - 3.76 0 0 0 1
ODI 109 25 473 491 11 2/5 / 44.63 6.22 0 0 0 25
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 1
ODI 43 0 8


West Indies Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 16, 1999
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua - Apr 10, 2004
West Indies Vs Pakistan at County Ground, Bristol - May 16, 1999
Last played:
West Indies Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Aug 07, 2005