Young Gun Nicholas Pooran Set To Fire For Melbourne Stars

Following his newly appointed position as Windies’ vice-captain for the three T20 Internationals (T20Is) in New Zealand and an impressive Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran is now set to join the Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL).

The 25-year-old has been signed as a replacement for England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow.

Along with a host of other England internationals, Bairstow is unavailable until after Christmas due to England’s limited-overs tour of South Africa, which ends on December 9.

Pooran scored 353 runs from 14 matches at an average of 35.30 for the Kings Eleven Punjab in the recently concluded IPL.

The BBL season bowls off on December 10 and will run until February 6.

Nigel Bell Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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