Rovman Powell Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rovman Powell is a West Indian cricketer. He has played and captained West Indies and Jamaica teams in various tournaments. He is known for his explosive power and hitting big sixes.

Wiki/Biography

Rovman Powell was born on Friday, 23 July 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2024) in Kingston, Jamaica. His zodiac sign is Leo. He grew up in the Bannister area of Old Harbour Bay and lived in poverty as his house was in a very poor condition. His mother was his only parent as his father wanted her mother to abort the child, and when she refused, he abandoned her and Rovman.

Rovman Powell when he was young

Rovman Powell when he was young

She worked multiple jobs to raise Rovman who also did many part-time jobs such as a goat herder to make some money. He did his initial schooling at Davis Primary School, Old Harbour and later studied at Old Harbour High School, Old Harbour.

Rovman Powell during his school years

Rovman Powell during his school years

When he was a child, Powell decided to use sports and education as tools to pull his family out of poverty. He used to practice running and was a good track and field athlete during his growing years; however, his Physical Education (PE) teacher Carlton Solan once saw him playing cricket and was impressed with Powell’s talent. He later kept an eye on him and told him to quit athletics and focus on cricket to become a sportsman. He was later given a scholarship to study at University of the West Indies (UWI) for his good performance in sports tournaments. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Social Studies at UWI and graduated in 2015.

Rovman Powell during his college years

Rovman Powell during his college years

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32′, Biceps 13″

Rovman Powell physical appearance

Family

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his father. His mother’s name is Joan Plummer who ran a bar for many years that got shut down in 2009. She later worked in the cold room of the Jamaica Broilers company. He has a younger sister named Shanice.

Rovman Powell's mother, Joan, (left) and sister, Shanice

Rovman Powell’s mother, Joan, (left) and sister, Shanice

Wife & Children

There are no details about his marital status.

Relationships/Affairs

He has been in a relationship with Priya Alexander since 2017.

Rovman Powell with Priya Alexander (right)

Rovman Powell with Priya Alexander (right)

Religion

He follows Christianity.

Signature

Rovman Powell's signature

Rovman Powell’s signature

Career

Domestic

During his initial years, Rovman Powell trained under Robert Samuels, the former West Indies player and brother of Marlon Samuels, and under Floyd Reifer at the Academy of Sport in Barbados. In 2011, he played for Jamaica Under-19. In 2015, he made his List A debut for Combined Campuses and Colleges in the 2014–15 Regional Super50 tournament against Guyana.

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Rovman Powell when he played for Combined Campuses and Colleges

Rovman Powell when he played for Combined Campuses and Colleges

In the 2014–15 Regional Four-Day Competition, he played for Jamaica and made his First-class debut. He played for the University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor’s XI in 2018 and for Leeward Islands, Leeward Islands Under-19, and St Kitts & Nevis Invitation XI.

Rovman Powell when he played for Jamaica

Rovman Powell when he played for Jamaica

International

West Indies A

In 2016, he started playing for the West Indies A season.

ODI

He made his ODI debut on 16 November 2016 against Sri Lanka in Harare, Zimbabwe and scored 44 runs off 29 deliveries. On 20 December 2017, he made his first ODI fifty by scoring 59 runs against New Zealand in Whangarei. He scored his first ODI century with 101 runs against Ireland on 10 March 2018.

Rovman Powell after scoring his hundred

Rovman Powell after scoring his hundred

T20I

Rovman Powell played his debut T20I match on 26 March 2017 against Pakistan in Bridgetown, Barbados and 5 runs in 5 balls. On 20 December 2018, he hit his first T20I half-century with 50 runs against Bangladesh in Mirpur. He scored his maiden T20I hundred by making 107 runs off 53 balls against England on 26 January 2022.

Rovman Powell after winning a T20I series

Rovman Powell after winning a T20I series

 

T20 World Cup

In the 2022 T20 World Cup held in Australia, he scored 39 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 111.43 and an average of 13.

Rovman Powell in 2022 T20 World Cup jersey

Rovman Powell in 2022 T20 World Cup jersey

Captaincy

He became the captain of the West Indies ODI team for the first time in December 2018.  After West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Nicholas Pooran, he was appointed as the skipper of the West Indies T20 team.

Rovman Powell posing with trophy after winning his first T20 series as captain

Rovman Powell posing with trophy after winning his first T20 series as captain

Leagues

Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

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

Rovman Powell with Kumar Sangakkara (right)

Rovman Powell with Kumar Sangakkara (right)

In 2020, he was retained by the franchise for the 2020 CPL season. He represented Barbados Royals in the 2023 CPL season.

Rovman Powell with Rahkeem Cornwall (right) while playing for Barbados Royals

Rovman Powell with Rahkeem Cornwall (right) while playing for Barbados Royals

Indian Premier League (IPL)

He was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 2017 IPL  season for Rs 30 lakhs against his base price of Rs 30 lakhs.

Rovman Powell in Kolkata Knight Riders jersey

Rovman Powell in the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey

In the 2022 IPL auction, Delhi Capitals (DC) acquired him for Rs 2.8 crore against the base price of Rs 75 lakh. In the 2022 IPL season, he scored 250 runs in 14 matches at an average of 25 with a strike rate of 149.70.

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Rovman Powell during a practice session for Delhi Capitals

Rovman Powell during a practice session for Delhi Capitals

In the 2023 auction for the 2024 IPL season, he was picked by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 7.40 crore against the base price of Rs 1 crore.

Abu Dhabi T10 League

He played for the Northern Warriors team from 2018 to 2022 in T10 League seasons. He played for Delhi Bulls in the 2023 T10 season.

Rovman Powell hitting a six for Delhi Bulls

Rovman Powell hitting a six for Delhi Bulls

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

He represented Comilla Victorians in the 5th BPL season in 2017. In the 6th season of BPL in 2019, he played for Dhaka Dynamites.

Pakistan Super League (PSL)

Peshawar Zalmi acquired him to play in the rescheduled matches of the PSL 6 due to COVID-19. He played for Multan Sultans in the 2022 PSL season. He played for Peshawar Zalmi in the 2023 season and was acquired in the platinum category (between $130,000 to $170,000) during the auction for the 2024 season.

Rovman Powell playing for Peshawar Zalmi

Rovman Powell playing for Peshawar Zalmi

Lanka Premier League (LPL)

In 2021, he signed up with Kandy Warriors and played for them in the 2021 LPL season.

Minor League Cricket (MiLC)

In the Atlantic Conference of the 2021 MiLC tournament, he played for the New Jersey Stallions.

International League T20 (ILT20)

Rovman Powell represented Dubai Capitals in the inaugural season of the International League T20 League in 2023.

Rovman Powell with Kieron Pollard (left) while playing for Dubai Capitals

Rovman Powell with Kieron Pollard (left) while playing for Dubai Capitals

Jersey Number

He wears jersey number 52 for West Indies in the international tournament and for Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Rovman Powell's jersey number 52

Rovman Powell’s jersey number 52

Car Collection

He purchased a Mercedes 2022 AMG GLE 53 car in August 2022.

Rovman Powell with his Mercedes 2022 AMG GLE 53 car

Rovman Powell with his Mercedes 2022 AMG GLE 53 car

Salary/Income

As of January 2024, he earns more than Rs 2 crore per year by playing in international leagues.

Net Worth

Rovman Powell’s net worth is around $ 2 million (approx Rs 16 crores) as of January 2024.

Piercings

He has got piercings in both of his ears.

Rovman Powell ear piercing

Rovman Powell ear piercing

Favourites

  • Indian Food: Mutton with rice
  • West Indian Food: Jerk Kitchen
  • Tourist Destination: Paris

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is right-arm fast-medium. His playing position is mostly as a middle-order batting allrounder.
    Rovman Powell's bowling style

    Rovman Powell’s bowling style

  • He has credited his mother as the reason behind his success in cricket. He talked about his growing-up years in an interview and said that 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. He always believed himself to be the man of the house. When he started earning money by playing in university-level cricket tournaments, he started sending money to his mother which made him very happy.
    Rovman Powell with his mother after buying her a new car

    Rovman Powell with his mother after buying her a new car

  • Rovman Powell considers fellow Wets Indies cricketer Andre Russell as his inspiration and friend who helped him correct his technique and exercise in a manner to build power and strength. Russell guided Powell with workouts needed to be done to become a world-class cricketer.
    Rovman Powell with Andre Russell (left)

    Rovman Powell with Andre Russell (left)

  • His mother talked about Powell’s work ethic and temperament in an interview and said that he was determined to help her through cricket. She disclosed a moment that when he was young, he once came home with a cricket bat and exclaimed to her that he would make her rich with his bat.
  • His favourite cricketer during childhood was Brian Lara, and he watched Lara’s matches with his friends and relatives and tried to imitate his shots.
  • He said in an interview that had he not become a cricketer, he would have become a soldier.
  • In March 2018, when he hit his first ODI hundred, he hit a shot that broke the glass window of the Harare Sports Club, Harare. He later returned and gave an autograph on the glass window.
    Rovman Powell signing on the glass window which he broke while hitting a six

    Rovman Powell signing on the glass window which he broke while hitting a six

  • When Powell was in 6th grade, his teacher Nicholas Dillon asked the students to write about their father. Powell started to cry as he never knew his father, and when his teacher asked him, he said that he did not know anything about his father and would never search for him as his mother raised him as a single parent.
  • He likes to go fishing during his free time.
    Rovman Powell during a fishing session

    Rovman Powell during a fishing session

  • He talked about an incident when he came to India in 2022 to play in the 2022 IPL season and said that when he arrived in Delhi, the airline officials informed him that his bags had not arrived due to which he had to spend 2-3 days in his hotel in a towel.
  • He likes to do philanthropy and help people engaged in social campaigns such as for orphan children and -people affected by natural disasters. He also runs a non-profit organisation named Rovman Powell Foundation.
    Rovman Powell during a charity program

    Rovman Powell during a charity program

  • He is often called by his nickname Ravi by his friends and family.
  • In an interview, he said that he grew up watching test cricket and that he was working on his skills as a batman and bowler so that he could play in test matches. He was yet to make his debut in tests as of January 2024.
  • In March 2023, he was praised by his fans for showing the gentlemanly aspect of cricket while fielding during the second T20 match of the series against South Africa, he saw two children who were fielding on the boundary rope. He decided to let go of the ball, changed his decision, and jumped in another direction, injuring himself during the incident as he bumped into the boards.
    Collage of photos showing Rovman Powell's dive to save two children

    Collage of photos showing Rovman Powell’s dive to save two children

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