Pooran tops U-19 W Cup batting charts
 

Trinidad Guardian article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - A number of the West Indies players performed creditably at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Cricket World Cup which concluded on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, as Nicolas Pooran, Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Ray Jordan all had memorable tournaments.

West Indies made it to the quarterfinal stage but lost to Australia by five wickets.

Pooran, who announced himself to the world at the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last July, scored a blazing century (143) in that match. The knock by left-handed Pooran was the highest score in the tournament. Pooran also ended the tournament as the fourth highest run scorer, making 303 runs at an average of 60.6 runs, which included two half-centuries and a century. The achievements did not stop there for Pooran, finishing the competition with the most sixes (14), two more than India’s Sanju Samson.

A lot was expected from left-hander Chanderpaul, son of West Indian stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Young Chanderpaul finished right behind Pooran on the batting charts, scoring 293 runs at an average of 58.60 runs, which included two half-centuries and a century.

West Indian fast bowler Jordan did some damage with the ball, taking 12 wickets to finish seventh on the bowling charts. Jordan had an economy rate of 4.29 runs per over. His best bowling figures came against Zimbabwe, when he grabbed 3/32 in 8.1 overs.

MOST RUNS

Player    Team    Runs    Avg    SR    HS    100s    50s

1 Shadman Islam    Bangladesh    406    101.50    75.46    126no    1    2

2 Imam-ul-Haq    Pakistan    382    63.66    77.80    133    1    2

3 Aiden Markram    South Africa    370    123.33    77.89    120no    2    1

4 Nicolas Pooran    West Indies    303    60.60    99.34    143    1    2

5 Chanderpaul    West Indies    293    58.60    69.26    112    1    2

Highest individual score

Player    Runs    Balls    4s    6s    Team    Opposition

1 Nicolas Pooran    143    160    14    6    West Indies    Australia

2 Imam-ul-Haq    133    137    13    1    Pakistan    Scotland

3 Shadman Islam    126no    142    14    1    Bangladesh    Afghanistan

4 Aiden Markram    120no    119    13    1    South Africa    Zimbabwe

5 Hashan Dumindu    113no    118    11    1    Sri Lanka    United Arab Emirates

6 Chanderpaul    112    136    8    1    West Indies    India

MOST WICKETS​

Player    Team    Wickets    Overs    Econ    BBI

1 Anuk Fernando    Sri Lanka    15    54.0    6.12    4/50

2 Kagiso Rabada    South Africa    14    46.2    3.10    6/25

3 Kuldeep Yadav    India    14    55.3    4.14    4/10

4 Bredell Wessells    Namibia    14    56.3    5.29    4/50

5 Karamat Ali    Pakistan    13    52.5    3.55    5/36

7 Ray Jordan    West Indies    12    46.2    4.29    3/32

First Published In The Trinidad Guardian.

Date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:50