Nicholas Pooran Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info Biography & Stats

Nicholas Pooran Career Info & Biography

Introduction of Nicholas Pooran: In September of 2016, while he was only beginning in his career, he made his international debut while playing for the West Indies. and plays for his home country’s national squad.

As of May 2022, it was announced that Pooran will captain the West Indies cricket team in a limited-overs tournament. Pooran must carry the burden of this responsibility.

International Career of Nicholas Pooran

On September 23, 2016, he played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) for the West Indies, against Pakistan. His inclusion in the West Indies’ India tour team was announced in November 2018. His first fifty in Twenty20 Internationals came in the third encounter, and he did it in style by scoring 53 runs without being dismissed in only 25 balls. 

Against England in a One Day International (ODI) series in February of 2019, he found himself on the West Indies’ roster. On February 20, 2019, he played his first One-Day International for the West Indies, against England.

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 He was included in the West Indies World Cup roster back in April 2019.  Pooran made his maiden One-Day International century on July 1, 2019, against Sri Lanka.  With 367 runs in nine games, he ended as the West Indies’ top run scorer in the tournament.  

After the World Cup, Pooran was singled out as the team’s next big thing by the International Cricket Council (ICC).  He was given a central contract by Cricket West Indies for the first time in July 2019 in preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 season. 

Domestic Career of Nicholas Pooran

Pooran, a native of McBean, Couva, moved to San Fernando to play cricket for Naparima College. He was a left-handed wicketkeeper/batsman who had previously played for Trinidad & Tobago in youth and schoolboy events, and who made his national under-19 tournament debut in 2012 at the tender age of 16.

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Pooran first played for the West Indies U-19 team in October 2013 in a bilateral series against the Bangladesh U-19 team. He then represented the West Indies in the 2014 U-19 World Cup.

The West Indies’ vice-captain and main wicket-keeper finished fourth in total runs and first in averages with 303 runs scored over six matches.