Nicholas Pooran Steps Down As West Indian Captain, This Player Gets The New Skipper’s Role

After failing to go past the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup in Australia, West Indies cricket is seeking a new beginning. The white-ball team will likely undergo a significant change. According to local rumors, Nicholas Pooran will be replaced as captain by Rovman Powell, an explosive middle-order batsman.

After surprising losses to Scotland and Ireland in the Group Stage of the just-finished T20 World Cup, the Caribbean team was unable to advance to the Super 12. Since being named the white-ball skipper earlier this year, Nicholas Pooran’s Men in Maroon team has suffered due to his lack of leadership abilities. Following the team’s humiliating withdrawal from the ICC competition, West Indies head coach Phil Simmons also made his resignation known.

Pooran’s leadership tenure apparently has Cricket West Indies (CWI) unsatisfied, and the middle-order veteran is seen as a possible replacement for the southpaw. The board is considering potential head coach candidates as well and is anticipated to choose a new coach in the next few days.

Saturday’s Super50 Cup victory by Jamaica Scorpions over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, the reigning champs, gave Rovman Powell’s resume a major boost. The squad had not won a regional one-day championship in eleven years. After dropping two of their first three group games, Powell’s team staged an astonishing comeback in the competition.

Rovman Powell after the win said, “It’s not just today (Saturday) but throughout the entire competition, the bowlers bailed us out of a lot of trouble throughout … and a lot of credit has to be given to them. It’s also good to see the batters stand up. Once Jamaica’s batters stand up and score runs, they normally do well in past competitions. The team normally does well in past competitions because there’s always been consistent bowling (so) a lot of credit has to be given to my bowling unit.”

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