Nicholas Pooran, a Trinidadian cricket player who was born on October 2, 1995, competes for the West Indies squad in limited-overs cricket. He also serves as a temporary captain during limited-overs matches. Nicholas Pooran also competes for Trinidad and Tobago in West Indies domestic matches, and he plays for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL. He made his international debut for the West Indies in September 2016. In May 2022, Pooran was selected to serve as the captain of the West Indies team in limited-overs cricket. On 20 November 2022, Nicholas Pooran was named the limited-overs captain of the West Indies team.
Domestic Cricket Career
Pooran has participated in a number of youth and schoolboy competitions for Trinidad and Tobago as a left-handed wicketkeeper and batter.
In a bilateral series against the Bangladesh under-19s in October 2013, Pooran made his West Indies under-19s debut. Nicholas Pooran then participated in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. He was the vice-captain of the team and the main wicketkeeper. From six matches, Nicholas Pooran scored 303 runs, ranking fourth overall and leading the West Indies in averages.
This included half-centuries against Canada and India as well as a 143-run inning against Australia (from a team total of 208 all out), which was the highest score of the competition and was described as “one of the most memorable innings under pressure in the tournament’s history” because of the pressure that was present. Pooran’s innings against Australia was the highest under-19 ODI score ever, and his 136-run ninth-wicket stand with Jerome Jones from Barbados set a record for all under-19 games.
Nicholas Pooran participated in the Etobicoke & District Cricket League for the Redemption Sports Club in Ontario for a portion of the 2014 season as well.
Pooran suffered ankle and knee injuries in a car accident in January 2015 in St. Mary’s, Trinidad. Nicholas Pooran was ruled out of the 2015 Caribbean Premier League as well as the rest of Trinidad and Tobago’s domestic campaign.
Nicholas Pooran was selected for the Cricket West Indies B Team in June 2018 for the inaugural Global T20 Canada competition. He was included in the Guyana Amazon Warriors roster for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in July of that year. Pooran earned his first century in a T20 game on August 30, 2020, during a CPL encounter against the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
In the future, Pooran was selected to serve as the captain of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Super50 Cup in 2022–2023. Nicholas Pooran led the T&T Red Force to a runners-up finish in the final against the Jamaica Scorpions. Pooran was then named to the 2022 CG United Super50 Cup “Team of the Tournament.”
The Mumbai Indians team paid INR 30 lakhs for Nicholas Pooran in February 2017 to get him ready for the 2017 Indian Premier League, however, he didn’t play a single game the entire season.
Pooran participated in the 2017 Pakistan Super League for Islamabad United after being chosen to replace Ben Duckett in the English team. In advance of the playoffs, he joined the team. He debuted versus the Karachi Kings.
After setting his base price at INR 50 lakhs, Pooran failed to find a buyer during the 2018 IPL auction.
Nicholas Pooran was selected for the Sylhet Sixers team in the Bangladesh Premier League draught in October 2018. With 379 runs in 11 games, he was the team’s leading run-scorer during the competition.
Kings XI Punjab paid 4.2 crore ($590,000) for Nicholas Pooran at the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League in December 2018. Pooran had a fantastic IPL 2020 season, scoring 353 runs overall in the 14 games he participated in. Nicholas Pooran blasted 25 sixes in all throughout the 2020 IPL season, which made him the fourth-highest six-hitter. However, he only amassed 85 runs in the IPL 2021.
Pooran was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 10.75 crores during the 2022 IPL Auction.
Nicholas Pooran was purchased by Lucknow Super Giants for INR 16 crore to play in the IPL 2023 season on December 23, 2022.
On September 23, 2016, he played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) match for the West Indies against Pakistan.[
In February 2019 for their series against England, Nicholas Pooran was chosen for the West Indies ODI team. On February 20th, 2019, he played his first ODI for the West Indies against England.
Pooran was convicted of ball tampering in the third ODI match against Afghanistan in November 2019. Pooran received a four-T20I match suspension after pleading guilty to the allegation.
Nicholas Pooran was selected to be the West Indies team’s second captain for their home series against Australia in July 2021.
Pooran had the highest run total in the T20I series against India. His highest score was 62 runs out of 184 runs he scored, including three half-centuries. West Indies lost all three games despite his performance.
Nicholas Pooran was named the West Indies national cricket team’s captain for the limited overs format on May 3, 2022. After the World Cup, on November 21, 2022, Pooran resigned as the West Indies team’s captain for limited-overs matches.
With his wife Katrina Miguel, Pooran welcomed a newborn daughter in January 2023.
Born: 2 October 1995
Age: 27 Years
Birth Place: Trinidad and Tobago
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Bowling: Right-arm off break
Spouse: Katrina Miguel
Children: 1 (Daughter)