Nicholas Pooran is a Trinidadian cricketer who represents the West Indies in international cricket and Trinidad and Tobago in West Indian domestic matches.
Pooran, a gifted batsman who played for Naparima College, set numerous records at the school level. He went on to play for the West Indies Under-19 team after that, finally making his debut in 2016. He’s already done well in T20 leagues around the world, and he’s on his way to being one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the game.
In 2013, he made history by becoming the Caribbean Premier League’s youngest player.
Awards and Accolades
After the 2019 World Cup, the ICC named him the team’s rising star.
Nicholas Pooran began his domestic career by representing Trinidad and Tobago in various underage and schoolboy tournaments. In 2012, at the age of 16, he made his national under-19 debut. He made his debut for the West Indies under-19s a year back. He also played four matches in the Regional Super50 competition for his country in 2013. In the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013, he was the tournament’s youngest player.
Nicholas Pooran made his Twenty20 international debut against the Pakistan cricket team in 2016. Three years later, against England, he made his One-Day International debut. In the shortest style of the tournament, he has two half-centuries, the first against India in 2018 and the second against England in 2019.
He was picked for the 2019 ICC World Cup soon after making his debut. On July 1, 2019, at Chester-le-Street, he scored his first century in the World Cup against the Sri Lankan cricket team. He ended the World Cup with 367 runs in nine matches, the most by a West Indian batsman in the competition.
Nicholas Pooran was found guilty of ball manipulation in an ODI match against Afghanistan in November 2019 and was suspended for four Twenty20 International matches.
In 2017, Mumbai Indians selected Nicholas Pooran for the IPL for a fee of 30 lakhs. Pooran was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.2 crore in December 2018 during the IPL auction for the 2019 season.
In the 2019 IPL, he appeared in seven matches for the club, scoring 168 runs at a strike rate of 157. His best score of the season was 48, and he averaged 28 points per game.
Nicholas Pooran has also appeared in the PSL and the Bangladesh Premier League, in addition to the Caribbean Premier League. In the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League, he played for the Sylhet Sixers and was the team’s top run scorer. In the eleven matches he played, he scored 379 runs.
Kathrina Miguel is Nicholas Pooran’s wife.