CPL 2021 Standings

pos POs
teams teams
mp mp
W-L-D w-l-d
N/R N/R
Nrr Nrr
pts pts
1
Trinbago Knight Riders TKR
10
6-4-0
0
+0.700
12
2
Guyana Amazon Warriors GUY
10
6-4-0
0
+0.109
12
3
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots SKN
10
6-4-0
0
-0.328
12
4
Saint Lucia Kings SLK
10
5-5-0
0
-0.109
10
5
Jamaica Tallawahs JAM
10
4-6-0
0
+0.124
8
6
Barbados Royals BR
10
3-7-0
0
-0.520
6
Nicholas Pooran N.Pooran
Wicket Keeper
Matches
82
Runs
1544
Wickets
-
Role
Wicket Keeper
CPL Debut
2013
Batting Style
Left Handed
Bowling Style
Off Spin
Born
October 2, 1995
Nationality
West Indies

Nicholas Pooran is a powerful left-handed wicketkeeper batter, who has the ability to clear the boundary ropes with ease. He hails from Trinidad and displayed his hard-hitting abilities while playing for his school and a college. As a result, he was selected to play for Trinidad Red Steel in 2013 at the age of 16. Soon, he became the youngest player to play in the CPL and in his first game itself, he smashed 54 runs off 24 balls to prove his potential.

Owing to his impressive performances, he was selected to play for West Indies in the Under-19 World Cup in 2014. He displayed his aggressive batting skills in the youth tournament as well and finished as one of the best players for West Indies. However, just when things were looking bright for Pooran in his cricket career, he met with a serious car accident that left him with a fractured tibia and a fractured ankle, keeping him out of cricket for more than two years.

After a long recovery, Pooran returned in the best possible way. He scored over 200 runs for his side in the 2016 CPL season. As a result, he made his T20I debut for West Indies against Pakistan. But post that, he was handed a 10-month ban from playing for West Indies because he chose Bangladesh Premier League over regional cricket. Throughout his ban, he played for different T20 leagues across the globe. He was part of Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and Mumbai in the Indian T20 League.

The stylish left-hand batter made his comeback to international cricket in 2019. He made his ODI debut in England in February 2019 and was also named in West Indies' World Cup squad in 2019. Pooran notched up his first ODI ton against Sri Lanka and ended as one of the leading run-scorers for West Indies in the mega event.

After his success, Nicholas Pooran was awarded a central contract from West Indies and he cemented his spot in the shorter formats of the game. Pooran did not enjoy much success in the Indian T20 league while playing for Punjab. He was part of their squad from 2019 to 2021. In the mega auction, he was roped in by Hyderabad for a whopping INR 10.75 crores. In 2022, after Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from international cricket, Pooran was named captain of West Indies for the shorter formats.

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Batting & Fielding
Mat
No
Runs
Hs
Ave
s/r
100s
50s
4s
6s
ct
st
Career
82
73
1544
100*
25.73
149.75
1
7
91
116
56
10
2021
11
10
263
75* v JAM
32.87
163.35
0
1
12
25
10
1
2020
11
11
245
100* v SKN
27.22
123.73
1
1
18
12
6
1
2019
12
9
192
61* v BR
38.40
150.00
0
2
12
14
7
2
2018
10
10
267
46 v GUY
33.37
144.32
0
0
15
18
10
0
2017
10
10
151
32 v SLK
15.10
138.53
0
0
13
11
6
0
2016
10
8
217
81 v SLK
27.12
197.27
0
2
14
18
5
3
2014
10
8
107
37 v GUY
17.83
150.70
0
0
4
9
5
3
2013
8
7
102
54 v GUY
17.00
147.82
0
1
3
9
7
0
Batting & Fielding
2021
Mat
11
No
10
Runs
263
Hs
75* v JAM
Ave
32.87
S/r
163.35
100s
0
50s
1
4s
12
6s
25
ct
10
st
1