Daren Powell's father was a cricketer. Daren started playing cricket when he was about nine-years-old, and his first competitive experience was playing for St Elizabeth Technical High School. Powell originally bowled off spin, however when his club was a seam bowler down in a match he chose to switch his bowling action to fit the situation; he took seven wickets in the match while bowling seam.
On 21 June 2002, Powell made his international debut. He took three wickets in the Test match against New Zealand while conceding 102 runs; his first wicket was that of bowler Daryl Tuffey. New Zealand went on the win the match by 204 runs. Powell made his ODI debut later the same year; on 3 December 2002 in a match against Bangladesh during the West Indies tour of the country. He conceded 34 runs from 10 overs and took the wicket of opening batsman Anwar Hossain in the process of... Read More