West Indies opener Kieran Powell was not selected for the England series. He noted that it was unfortunate that Kieran Powell was not even elected to the CWI president team.
The 31-year-old Powell last played in a Test match against Pakistan in August last year. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat. It’s the seventh highest score ever.
Powell has scored 2113 runs in 43 international Tests. Speaking on the radio show Mason and Guest, he said that if he did not get a place in the national team, he would have been selected for the president xi team.
‘I definitely thought that if I didn’t make the Test squad I would make the President’s XI based on the performances, but I saw Devon Thomas batting the way that nobody else in the Caribbean batted in those two games and if the team is going to be selected on performances, the way that he has played is second to none so you would like to think that he would have gotten into this squad.”
Although Powell was not included in the England squad, He said he was very happy with the start he got this season.
“I’m pretty happy with where I was able to get to. I’m very disappointed the season was halted after two matches because you would have seen cricket not being played for two years and guys were so excited to get back out there and the level of cricket the Leewards played in those games, we had some tough decisions against Barbados and a few things could have gone our way.” Kieran Powell