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Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran

West Indies West Indies

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BORN October 2, 1995
BIRTH PLACE Trinidad
CURRENT AGE 23
ROLE Wicket Keeper
BATTING STYLE Left Handed
BOWLING STYLE -
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting 92 - 76
Bowling -
All Rounder -

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A talented left-handed batsman, who is a wicket-keeper too, Nicholas was picked in the Trinidad squad for the Champions League T20 tournament in 2013 but could not make much of an impact. It was in 2014 that he came into spotlight with a knock of 143 runs off just 160 balls to take West Indies from 70 for 8 to 208 in the Under-19 World Cup. A fan of MS Dhoni, Pooran thrives under pressure and loves to unleash the big hits.


As inspiring as it might sound, Pooran had to go through a lot of struggle to even be playing cricket. In January 2015, he was involved in a horrific accident which almost ended his cricket career. He had ruptured his left patellar tendon and fractured his right ankle. He recovered thanks to two surgeries and able guidance by Kieron Pollard but coming back to cricket still wasn't easy. His eagerness to get back on the field was responded with caution by the TTCB board who would not select him until he recovered fully. He left Trinidad & Tobago for Queen's Park CC where he found an able leader in the then West Indies coach Phil Simmons.


In 2016, he was a part of the Pollard-led Barbados side in the domestic T20 competition and struck a 12-ball 33 against T&T. He finished the season with 217 runs in eight innings, including a match winning 81 off 39 against St. Lucia. He was picked for the West Indies' tour of UAE in 2016 to face Pakistan but had a poor run - 25 runs in three T20I matches.


Pooran though was more than happy to represent his national side than lying on the bed with an injured leg. Robin Singh was the coach at Barbados and his good rapport with him and Pollard helped him earn a contract with Mumbai for the 2017 edition of the Indian T20 League. He remains to be the one to watch out for in the near future.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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