Pooran excited for World Cup bow, hungry for title

By May 25, 2019
Nicholas Pooran Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, after impressive performances in T20 leagues around the world, has now realized his dream of playing for the Windies in a World Cup, but he is hoping that the achievement of goals doesn’t stop there. 

Pooran is hoping that, not only will he perform well for the regional side, but that those performances bring with it, a first title since 1979.

“It’s been a while since West Indies won the 50-over World Cup, but we’re confident and once you’re confident, anything can happen. It would definitely be a lift to the people back home. We have a lot of passionate fans and I know they’re going to get behind us and they’re going to support us,” said Pooran.

“We’re going to try our best and try to bring this home.”

Pooran’s performances in T20s this year landed him a contract in the Indian Premier League, where many Windies players have struggled to land places.

The 23-year-old also performed admirably in last year’s Regional Super50 competition and was lauded by his captain, Jason Holder, as one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball in the Caribbean.

The Windies play in their first official warm-up game against South Africa tomorrow, before rounding out their preparations with a game against New Zealand on Tuesday.

The Caribbean side’s campaign for a third World Cup title begins on Friday, May 31 against Pakistan.

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