Powell gets top marks for A-team leadership


February 27, 2018
Kieran Powell

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC:

Kieran Powell has earned plaudits from West Indies 'A' head coach Floyd Reifer, for his captaincy during the ongoing three-match four-day Test series against England Lions.

The Test opener has overseen a surprise series win over the visitors, after Windies A won the opening Test in Trelawny by two wickets before pulling off an innings victory inside three days in the second match in Kingston last week.

"I thought that captain Powell did a very good job in leading the team," said Reifer, in his first series as head coach of the side.

"He led from the front in terms of making good calculated decisions on the field, he was very tactical.

"He was always in the game, keeping players involved in the game and that's a good sign for us because it shows that we have young leaders in the Caribbean as well."

Left-hander Powell is a member of the senior West Indies side, and has already played 31 Tests and 39 one-day internationals, but with limited success.

With upcoming home series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Powell along with Test teammates Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Raymon Reifer, were included in the Windies A squad in order to strengthen their claims for selection.

The day/night third and final four-day Test bowled off yesterday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

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