Pooran: I am happy to bat anywhere the team may require me to
Mon, 11th, Sep 2017
Despite an early exit from the 2017 season of the Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Tridents have a few positives to takeaway at the end of the season. One of the major highlights has been the induction of youngsters into the squad thus building an investment for future.
One such young talent who grabbed eyeballs this season was Nicholas Pooran. The Trini youngster was the first-choice keeper for Skipper Pollard. Pooran went onto claim 6 dismissals as a keeper and played crucial roles in multiple run outs through the season.
“CPL is a new chapter for me, I wanted to do the best I could to get back on the West Indies T20 team as a first step, so this is a big opportunity for me,” explained Nicholas Pooran after his second successive season with the Barbados Tridents.
Pooran also doubled up as a resourceful batsman with his short cameos in the middle order. Commenting on his approach towards batting, Nicholas Pooran said, “To be honest, I am just focused on making runs. Once I do that, the selectors will have to fit me in somehow.”
With over 150 runs through the season at a strike rate of 138.5, Pooran was later promoted to open the batting for Tridents. "Obviously I've tended to bat in top order a lot most of my life, coming from youth cricket to this point, but I am happy to bat anywhere the team may require me to if picked again soon.”
The Trinidad youngster will now be available to ply his trade across the globe after having served a ban by the WICB. Expressing his opinion on the ban and how he has coped up with it, Pooran signed off, “It was a tough year for me because of the ban, but I accept those challenges in life.”