Pooran makes huge jump into top 100

Nicholas Pooran (Associated Press)
Nicholas Pooran raises his bat after reaching a half-century (Associated Press)

(CMC) — Following a solid ICC World Cup performance, West Indies middle order batsman Nicholas Pooran has jumped over 300 places and is now among the top 100 One Day International (ODI) batsmen in the world, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.

Pooran was the Windies’ top scorer at the World Cup, scoring 367 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.42, with one century and two half-centuries.

His performance has resulted in the 23-year-old leapfrogging from outside the top 400 to number 92.

Despite a subpar World Cup outing, Shai Hope’s ranking did not move and he still remains the region’s highest-ranked batsman at 14.

Shimron Hetmyer (26), Chris Gayle (49), Evin Lewis (76) and Marlon Samuels, who is ranked 83rd, are the other West Indians in the top 100.

Windies’ skipper Jason Holder has still managed to maintain his sixth rank among ODI all-rounders.

Among the bowlers, Holder slipped to 38th but is still the highest-ranked West Indian among ODI bowlers.

There was no movement for Kemar Rach (50), Ashley Nurse (65), Carlos Brathwaite (91), Devendra Bishoo (93) and Oshane Thomas (94).

The West Indies are still ranked ninth in the ODI rankings on 47 points, seven more than 10th-place Afghanistan.