“I’m really honoured to be appointed captain of the West Indies crew,” Pooran was quoted as saying within the launch. “I’m following the footsteps of a number of giants of the sport who’ve created an incredible legacy for West Indies cricket. That is certainly a prestigious position, a pivotal place within the West Indian society, as cricket is the drive that brings us all West Indians collectively.
“To be named captain is certainly the spotlight of my profession to date and I wish to drive the crew ahead to perform nice issues on the sector for our followers and dependable supporters.”
Following his T20I debut in 2016, Pooran has represented West Indies in 94 white-ball internationals and has over 3300 runs throughout codecs. The appointment comes at a time when he has started flourishing on the prime stage – he scored near 500 runs in T20Is final 12 months whereas persevering with his kind this 12 months with 348 T20I runs at a median of 49.71 in 2022. He’s at present taking part in within the center order for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022.
West Indies’ subsequent worldwide outing is the three ODIs in opposition to Netherlands in Amstelveen from Could 31, that are a part of the ICC World Cup Tremendous League. Pooran will oversee two white-ball tournaments as captain – the T20 World Cup later this 12 months and the Males’s Cricket World Cup subsequent 12 months.
“Nicholas Pooran is a specifically gifted cricketer, and the best particular person to take over the white ball captaincy,” Ricky Skerritt, CWI President, stated. “We’re assured that he’ll proceed to climb the management studying curve speedily, and efficiently. I enchantment to all West Indies cricket stakeholders to present Nicholas the help and encouragement that he deserves.”