Nicholas Pooran has been appointed as the West Indies’ men’s
One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20) captain following the
international retirement of Kieron Pollard. Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed
his appointment on Tuesday.

After being appointed, Pooran said, “I am truly honored
to be appointed the captain of the West Indies team. I am following in the
footsteps of many stalwarts of the game who have created a wonderful legacy for
West Indies cricket. This A truly iconic role, an important place in West
Indian society, as cricket is the force that brings all of us West Indies
together. Being the captain is really the highlight of my career so far and
I’ve been working hard to complete the team. Great things on the field for our
fans and loyal supporters.”

“We believe Nicholls is up to the challenge of leading
our white-ball teams given his experience, performance and the respect he has
within the sporting group,” said Jimmy Adams, CWI Director of Cricket.

About Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, born on 2 October 1995, is a Trinidadian
cricketer for the West Indies cricket team in international cricket. He is also
a player for Trinidad and Tobago in West Indies home matches. Nicholas, a
left-handed wicketkeeper and batsman, has eight half-centuries and one ODI
century to his name. Also, the batsman has scored eight T20 half-centuries for
the West Indies senior men’s team. Nicholls first burst onto the cricket scene
representing the West Indies Under-19 team in the 2014 ICC Men’s U19 World Cup,
in which he scored 303 runs in six matches.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed Nicholas Pooran as
the men’s One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20) captain of
the West Indies following the international retirement of Kieron Pollard.

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Pooran had already captained West Indies men in Pollard’s
absence, leading them to a CG Insurance T20I series win against Australia in
2021 at their own home. Pooran has played 37 ODIs and 57 T20Is for West Indies,
scoring 1121 and 1193 runs respectively. He also has a century to his name in
international cricket.

Nicholas Pooran began his domestic career playing for
Trinidad and Tobago and represented them in various underage and schoolboys
tournaments. Nichols made his first national Under-19 debut in 2012 at the age
of 16, and a year later he made his West Indies Under-19 debut. In 2013, he
also played four matches for his country in the regional Super 50 competition.
He was the youngest player in the 2013 Caribbean Premier League, the
tournament’s inaugural edition.

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He was selected for the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. In which he
was the vice-captain and primary wicket-keeper of the team in the Under-19
World Cup. His innings of 143 against Australia was the highest in the
tournament. In the same year he made his first-class debut for Trinidad and
Tobago in the regional four-day competition.