A prodigy, breaking school cricket records over the years, and turning up in his 20s as a blonde-haired big-hitter, Nicholas Pooran, today, has broken out as one of the many aggressive young West Indian batsmen coming up through the ranks, Opines Hirav Shah,The Most Influential Strategist, Adviser and Astrologer In The Cricketing World.
Pooran has confirmed his status as one of the most exciting young batting talents in the modern game, Adds Shah.
Birthdate- Nicholas Pooran was born on 2nd October 1995 and is currently in his 26th year.
So basically, Nicholas is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team in international cricket and for Trinidad and Tobago in West Indian domestic matches, Says Sports Astrologer Hirav Shah.
A left-handed stylish batsman, who can also double up as a wicket-keeper if necessary, Pooran’s first major claim to fame was at the age of 16 the 2013 CPL, where he was signed up for Trinidad Red Steel – becoming the youngest ever player to play in the CPL – and lit up the stage in his first match with a stunning 54 off just 24 balls.
He followed it up with equally impressive performances in the Champions League that followed. Representing the Windies under-19s in the U-19 World Cup of 2014, he emerged as one of the brightest talking points,finishing with 303 runs from six matches.
However, just as his career showed signs of taking off to bigger things, he suffered a chronic ankle injury in a car accident which put him out of action for almost two years.
He returned with a bang though – scoring 217 runs in the eight games – in the 2016 season of the CPL which led to an international cap against Pakistan later in the year.
Trouble wasn’t far though again, finding himself in a soup after opting to play in the Bangladesh Premier League over the domestic season, leading to a 10-month ban.
A major turning point in his career came in the Canada Global T20 League in 2018 with CWI-B that put him back in the national reckoning.
He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for the West Indies against Pakistan on 23 September 2016.
His first 50 in T20I came against India in the T20I series against India in India. He scored an unbeaten 53 in the first Innings in 25 balls.
In February 2019, he was named in the West Indies’ One Day International (ODI) for their series against England.He made his ODI debut for the West Indies against England on 20 February 2019.In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies’ squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
On 1 July 2019, in the match against Sri Lanka, Pooran scored his first century in ODIs.He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for the West Indies, with 367 runs in nine matches. Following the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Pooran as the rising star of the squad.
In July 2019, Cricket West Indies awarded him with a central contract for the first time, ahead of the 2019–20 season.
In November 2019, during the third ODI against Afghanistan, Pooran was found guilty of ball tampering. Pooran admitted the charge, and was banned for four T20I matches.
In February 2017, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for INR 30 lakhs but didn’t play any match in the whole season.
Pooran Played for Islamabad United in 2017 Pakistan Super League as he was drafted in as a replacement of England’s Ben Duckett in United’s squad. He joined the team ahead of playoffs.He made his debut against Karachi Kings.
Pooran went unsold in the 2018 IPL auction after setting his base price at INR 50 lakhs.
In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Sylhet Sixers team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League. He was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 379 runs in eleven matches.
In December 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League for 4.2 crore ($590,000).
Pooran had an excellent IPL 2020 season as he scored a total of 353 runs in all the 14 matches he played in the season. He was also the fourth highest six hitter in the 2020 IPL season as he hit 25 sixes altogether in the season.
Actually, Pooran made a mark instantly, as soon as he walked into the PBKS team, Opines Hirav Shah.
He along with Chris Gayle in the middle-order will be a nightmare for the opposition bowlers, and it will be a hard task to contain them. He boasts of an IPL career strike-rate of 165, which looks very threatening.
Not just the ability to hit, Pooran has shown consistency as well that makes him so dangerous. If Punjab will go far in this tournament, Pooran will have a big role to play in it, Tells Shah.
Future- The notable aspect of Pooran’s batting is his shot selection, which is the most common issue talented batters encounter early in their career. He mostly relies on proper cricketing shots rather than slogs and usually pulls out the sweep only on turning tracks which helps him to sustain the mad acceleration, Tells Shah.
Pooran is very passionate and is an athlete of a grand personality. Pooran is crafty and his disposition is scientific. He craves for fame and power.
Nicholas Pooran’s aggressive batting and his exceptional fielding abilities have caught many eyes and have made him a household name all across the cricketing globe.
He remains to be the one to watch out for in the near future, due to his dependability, stability and flawless technique, Concludes Hirav Shah.