Nicholas Pooran, West Indies wicketkeeper, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Upcoming star will try to make a mark on the big stage

A member of the KingsXI Punjab in the IPL, Pooran has been contracted to a number of T20 franchises, and he has shown his worth as a quite capable wicketkeeper-batsman with the power and willingness to hit the ball a far way.

Garfield Robinson, May 07, 2019 12:45:31 IST

Pooran forced himself into the awareness of the cricket world with an outstanding 143 versus Australia during the 2014 under-19 World Cup. The West Indies had slumped to 70/8 in the 27th over when the left-hander was joined by Jerome Jones. Together, they lifted their side to 206 when Jones fell in the last over.

File image of Nicholas Pooran. AFP

File image of Nicholas Pooran. AFP

The boys from the Caribbean eventually made 208 and Australia went on to win the match and a semi-final berth. But things would’ve been so much worse were it not for Pooran’s high-quality innings in which he struck 14 fours and half-a-dozen sixes off 130 deliveries.

A member of the KingsXI Punjab in the IPL, Pooran has been contracted to a number of T20 franchises, and he has shown his worth as a quite capable wicketkeeper-batsman with the power and willingness to hit the ball a far way. He joins the West Indies World Cup squad having played jsut a single ODI, against England in Barbados during their recent visit, a game in which he failed to trouble the scorers.

Still, his abilities are well known and he has already scored two fifties in T20Is from 11 games. He will likely be back-up wicketkeeper to Shai Hope, who is the man expected to don the gloves.

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Updated Date: May 07, 2019 12:45:31 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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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
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
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
6 New Zealand 4056 254