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Estwick wants Test call for Pooran

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Estwick wants Test call for Pooran
West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran playing through the off-side during his topscore of 52. (FILE)

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BRIDGETOWN – West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick wants to see highly regarded left-hander Nicholas Pooran playing the longest format within a year.

The 25-year-old has so far only played international white ball cricket for West Indies, but Estwick said the Trinidadian was a “tremendous player” who possessed the ability to excel in Tests.

“I saw him at age 17 play one of the best innings I’ve probably ever seen, in Sharjah in the 2014 [Under-19] World Cup,” Estwick said ahead of West Indies’ departure for the tour of New Zealand.

“How exciting was that, carrying the team on his own and making [143] out of 208, and it just shows you what a tremendous player he is and he’s just gone from strength to strength.”

Pooran has emerged as one of the West Indies’ most consistent batsmen of recent in One-Day Internationals where he averages 49 from 25 matches. (CMC)

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