Following Kieron Pollard’s retirement from international cricket, Nicholas Pooran has been named West Indies’ white-ball captain
Following Kieron Pollard’s retirement from international cricket, Nicholas Pooran has taken over as West Indies’ white-ball captain. The West Indies Cricket Board verified this in an official statement made on Tuesday (May 3). Pooran’s nomination was inevitable because he served as the team’s vice-captain during Pollard’s tenure. In the absence of the all-rounder, the southpaw has also captained the team in a few games.
For the uninitiated, Pollard announced his retirement last month, shocking the entire cricket world. He takes over for Jason Holder in 2019 and did a good job. Because he is only 34 years old, the batting all-rounder was projected to play for the West Indies for a few more years. He did, however, opt to end his international career, and Pooran will now take over the baton from him.
“Cricket West Indies (CWI) today confirmed the appointment of Nicholas Pooran as the West Indies Men’s One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) captain, following the international retirement of Kieron Pollard,” stated CWI in an official statement.
Pooran, who made his international debut in 2016, did not immediately climb to fame. The wicketkeeper-batter, on the other hand, steadily found his feet at the highest level and emerged as an important member of the white-ball team. While he is known for his explosive hitting, the 26-year-old can also anchor the innings in the middle overs. He’s also a trustworthy wicketkeeper. Pooran has some in hand with the T20 World Cup 2022 coming up in a few months, and all eyes will be on him.