Nicholas Pooran

Country: West Indies
Born: October 02, 1995, Trinidad
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Nicholas Pooran Bio

Nicholas Pooran, a rising star in West Indies cricket, has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting batting talents in the modern game. With his elegant strokeplay and ability to score runs quickly, Pooran has captured the attention of cricket fans worldwide.

Born on October 2, 1995, in Trinidad and Tobago, Pooran displayed his cricketing prowess from a young age. He burst onto the scene during the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, where he finished as the fourth-highest run-scorer. This performance was a testament to his talent and potential.

However, Pooran’s dreams of playing international cricket were nearly shattered when he was involved in a serious car accident in 2015. The accident resulted in a torn patella tendon, fractured tibia, and fractured ankle. It seemed unlikely that he would be able to make a full recovery and return to the sport he loved. But Pooran’s determination and resilience prevailed, and he underwent a long and arduous recovery process to regain his fitness.

In 2016, Pooran got a chance to showcase his abilities in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) when he was signed by the Barbados Tridents on the recommendation of Kieron Pollard. This opportunity kickstarted his professional career and provided him with the platform to prove his worth.

Eager to maximize his earnings and make up for lost time, Pooran actively participated in various franchise leagues around the world. From the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) to the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience in different conditions. His performances in these leagues caught the attention of selectors, paving the way for his international debut.

Pooran’s international breakthrough came in late 2018 when he smashed a half-century off just 24 balls against India in a T20 match in Chennai. This blistering knock announced his arrival on the international stage and showcased his ability to score runs at a rapid pace. Impressed by his performances, the West Indies selectors included him in the 2019 World Cup squad.

In the marquee event, Pooran showcased his immense talent and potential. He played a sublime innings of 118 off 103 balls against Sri Lanka, displaying his ability to handle pressure and play match-winning innings. Pooran finished the tournament with an average of 52.47 and a strike rate of 100, further cementing his reputation as a formidable batsman.

Despite a relatively underwhelming first season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kings XI Punjab, Pooran bounced back in 2020. He showcased his explosive batting skills, amassing 353 runs at a staggering strike rate of 170. His ability to dominate against spin bowling and his agility in the field were highly admired by cricket pundits and fans alike.

In addition to his T20 exploits, Pooran made his long-awaited return to first-class cricket during West Indies A’s tour of New Zealand in 2020. This marked a significant milestone in his career, as he proved his versatility across all formats of the game.

At just 25 years old, Nicholas Pooran has already achieved remarkable success in his cricketing journey. With his aggressive batting style, ability to play spin well, and remarkable fielding skills, Pooran is undoubtedly a player to watch out for in the future. As he continues to grow and refine his skills, cricket fans can expect to witness more extraordinary performances from this talented West Indian superstar.

Nicholas Pooran Career Stats

Nicholas Pooran Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 85 77 8 1811 82 26.24 1342 134.94 0 11 127 110 46 7
ODIs 61 58 8 1983 118 39.66 2000 99.15 3 11 157 80 23 2
FC 5 10 0 319 69 31.9 473 67.44 0 2 39 10 2 2
List A 98 91 17 3048 118 41.18 - - 4 17 - - 52 2
T20s 307 284 43 6318 102* 26.21 4345 145.4 2 35 409 434 166 25

Nicholas Pooran Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 7 169 174 6 4/48 4/48 29 6.17 28.1 1 0 0
FC 5 1 6 3 1 1/3 1/3 3 3 6 0 0 0
List A 98 7 169 174 6 4/48 4/48 29 6.17 28.1 1 0 0
T20s 307 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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