Consistency key for West Indies in New Zealand- Powell

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All-rounder Rovman Powell believes consistency will be key for West Indies during the upcoming Test and T20 series against New Zealand.

West Indies are down to the face the hosts in three T20s from November 27-30 and two Test matches, starting December 3 and 11.

Jamaican Powell, who is part of the T20 squad, said the mood in the camp is pretty good and it’s now down to execution of the plans in the upcoming matches.

“I think the key to success, just as we did in Sri Lanka, is we have to be consistent and be precise in anything we do. Consistency at the international level is very, very important not just as an individual perspective, but from a team perspective,” Powell reckoned.

“We have been a little bit inconsistent here and there, so consistency is definitely what is going to get us this series.”

On a personal note, the 27-year-old Powell comes into the series on the back of a forgettable run in the Hero Caribbean Premier League.

Captaining Jamaica Tallawahs, he averaged 11.77 and had a strike rate of 86.88 for the 106 runs he made in 11 matches. He also produced one of the most expensive spells during the season with 0-48 from four overs with medium-pace.

Given those numbers, Powell is looking to up his game in all three areas- batting, bowling and fielding- with the hope of cementing his spot in the XI.

“Leading up the T20 series, I’m looking forward to fine-tune all three. We’re not the best cricketers in the world, we’re always in training, always looking to improve our game and improving my game,” Powell said.

Powell is one of the players who will participate in the two A team games alongside the Test matches, noting that he is looking to showcase his all-round skills in the longer format.

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