Nicholas Pooran is a professional cricketer from Trinidad and Tobago who currently represents the West Indies. Nicholas Pooran’s primary position on the field is that of a Wicketkeeper batter. In 2018, he scored his first half-century for West Indies in just 24 balls against India. He is the 22nd player in ODI history to have the highest lifetime batting average. With a strike rate of 103.88, he also has the 24th best career strike rate.
Table of Biography
Early Lifestyle and Childhood
Nicholas Pooran was born in McBean, Couva, Trinidad, and Tobago, on October 2, 1995. His zodiac sign is Libra, according to astrologers. He does, however, occasionally share their picture on Instagram and expresses his love for them.
In 2016, he dedicated a caption to his father, writing,
“Happy Father’s Day big man, your time and sacrifice is much appreciated. May God grant you health and strength”
He grew up with his older sister, who is a few years his senior. He is from an Indian family. Pooran is 26 years old.
Couva, McBean, McBean, McBean, McBean, McBean, McBean, McBe Pooran went to Naparima College in San Fernando, where he was a member of the cricket team. He represented Trinidad and Tobago at several underages and schoolboys games, and at the age of 16, he made his national under-19 debut at the 2012 regional tournament.
Pooran made his West Indies under-19 debut in a bilateral series against Bangladesh under-19s in October 2013 and went on to play in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. He made 303 runs in six matches as the team’s vice-captain and primary wicket-keeper, finishing fourth in total runs and leading the West Indies’ averages.
Half-centuries against Canada and India, as well as a 143-run innings against Australia (from a team total of 208 all out). His 136-run ninth-wicket partnership with Barbadian Jerome Jones established a record for all under-19 matches, and his century was the highest ever under-19 ODI total against Australia.
Pooran had four matches for Trinidad & Tobago in the domestic one-day Regional Super50 competition in February and March 2013, prior to competing at the international under-19 level.
The Mumbai Indians franchise purchased him in INR 30 lakhs for the 2017 Indian Premier League season, although he did not play a single match. In the 2017 Pakistan Super League, England’s Ben Duckett recruited him in Islamabad United’s roster. He joined the team just before the playoffs. He debuted against the Karachi Kings.
After establishing his base price at INR 50 lakhs, Pooran went unsold in the 2018 IPL auction. Following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League, he played for Sylhet Sixers roster in October 2018. With 379 runs in eleven games, he was the team’s best run-scorer in the tournament.
In December 2018, he was purchased for 4.2 crore ($590,000) by Kings XI Punjab in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.   Pooran had a fantastic IPL 2020 season, scoring a total of 353 runs in 14 matches. He was also the fourth most prolific six-hitter in the 2020 IPL season, hitting 25 sixes in total. In the IPL 2021, he only managed to score 85 runs.
Pooran was purchased by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for 10.75 crores in the 2022 IPL Auction.
On September 23, 2016, he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for the West Indies against Pakistan. He was picked to the West Indies squad for their tour of India in November 2018. Likewise, he struck an unbroken 53 runs off just 25 balls in the third T20I encounter, his first half-century in T20I cricket.
He was included in the West Indies One Day International (ODI) squad for the series against England in February 2019. On February 20, 2019, he made his ODI debut for the West Indies against England. He was picked to the West Indies squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. Pooran earned his first ODI century in a match against Sri Lanka on July 1, 2019.
With 367 runs in nine matches, he finished the tournament as the West Indies’ best run-scorer. Pooran was awarded the team’s rising star by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following the World Cup. For the first time, Cricket West Indies awarded him a central contract in July 2019, ahead of the 2019–20 season.
In place of the original 2020 international captain Kieron Pollard, who injured his hamstring during training, he became vice-captain for the West Indies in T20 international cricket. He even captained the West Indies cricket team in a 5-match 20 20 international series against Australia, in which the Caribbean side won 4 games to 1.
Pooran was found guilty of ball-tampering during the third ODI against Afghanistan in November 2019. Pooran admitted to the accusation and received a four-match T20I ban.
He selected deputy captain of the West Indies squad for their home series against Australia in July 2021. Pooran became captain of the West Indies for the first time in T20Is. In the first match of the T20I series, he led the West Indies to an incredible 18-run victory over Australia. Pooran became vice-captain of the West Indies’ squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.
Pooran was the highest run scorer in the T20I series against India. He scored 184 runs, with three half century and a top score of 62. Despite his efforts, West Indies defeated in all three matches.
Nicholas Pooran’s net worth is around $1 million. His main source of income is cricket, which he plays for the West Indies and various clubs. By playing for the squad, he earns roughly $200,000, plus additional fees and bonuses for competing in various events.
Punjab Kings signed him for a hefty 4.2 crore Indian Rupee, according to a source. They’ve been paying him that amount every year since then. Before 2018, he signed for 3 crores by the Mumbai Indians (Indian).
In 2021, he will donate half of his salary to India, according to the same source.
Nicholas Pooran and his wife Kathrina Miguel married for almost a year and are quite happy. Since 2015, the two have been dating each other. Kathrina, Pooran’s wife, has been with her boyfriend since his early career.
On June 1, 2020, the 14th player to have the most catches in an innings announced their marriage with a snapshot of both of them in white wedding gowns. He had declared that he and his sweetheart Miguel engaged for six months.
He wrote in the caption,
“God has blessed us with a great blessing. I am glad to announce that @kathrina_miguel and I got engaged. Love you Migz I got you “
Kathrinam, Nicholas’s bride, has an Instagram account with the handle @kathrinam pooran. She is well-known, with over 21,000 followers on Instagram.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Nicholas Pooran has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 62 Kg. Similarly, he has black hair with a pair of sparkling black eyes. Besides this, her shoe size is 8 UK.
He is active only on Instagram under the username @nicholaspooran which has 448k followers. Moreover, he isn’t active on Facebook and Twitter.