Rovman Powell wanted to enroll in the military services when he was offered scholarship from the University of the West Indies. But the Jamaican, a huge admirer of Chris Gayle, chose cricket.

The middle-order batsman is now one of the soldiers engaged in the ‘rescue the Windies’ operation.

Powell rose to prominence after scoring a brisk hundred in a World Cup 2019 qualifier against Ireland in Harare. In 2021, his dream is to see all the seniors and juniors in the Windies pool under one roof to plan the T20 World Cup defence.

Gayle targets T20 World Cup defence with West Indies

In a virtual interaction with Sportstar on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi T10 League — where his team Northern Warriors emerged champion — the right-hander threw light on the cricket that lies ahead.

Northern Warriors won the Abu Dhabi T10 League under Nicholas Pooran’s leadership. Tell us a…

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