WI vs NZ: Nicholas Pooran creates history, breaks Chris Gayle's record to become number 1 Caribbean

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The 26th match of T20 World Cup 2024 is being played between West Indies and New Zealand. West Indies is in a bit of a bad shape in this match. Most of the batsmen got out cheaply. Nicholas Pooran also got out after scoring just 17 runs. But as soon as he completed the 15th run in this match, he created history for West Indies. With this, he also broke Chris Gayle's record.

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Nicholas Pooran scored 17 runs in this match against New Zealand. With this he has broken Chris Gayle's record. Actually, Nicholas Pooran has become the highest run scorer in T20 International for West Indies. Earlier this record was in the name of Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle has scored 1899 runs in 79 matches. But now Pooran has overtaken him. Nicholas Pooran has overtaken Chris Gayle by scoring 1914 runs in 91 matches. Pooran does not have a single century in T20 International. His highest score has been 82.

Talking about the top 5, Nicholas Pooran is in first place, Chris Gayle is in second place. If we look at the other three, Marlon Samuels is third with 1611 runs in 67 matches, Kieron Pollard is fourth with 1569 runs in 101 matches and Lendl Simmons is fifth with 1527 runs in 68 matches. Apart from Chris Gayle, the other 4 players have not been able to score a century in T20 International. Pooran has scored 1983 runs in 61 matches in ODI cricket. His performance in IPL has also been excellent. So far he has scored 1769 runs in 76 matches.

first published : June 13, 2024, 07:41 IST

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