Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase Named West Indies Vice Captains For New Zealand Tour

Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase Named West Indies Vice Captains For New Zealand Tour

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran [Photo-Twitter]

After his successful stint with KXIP in IPL 2020, Nicholas Pooran has been named as the vice captain for the West Indies T20 squad for New Zealand tour. All-rounder Roston Chase has been named vice-captain for the two ICC World Test Championship matches.

Batting all-rounder Roston Chase, 28, has so far played 35 Test matches, scoring five centuries and collecting three five-wicket hauls with his off-spin bowling. Wicket-keeper/batsman Pooran, 25, is among the leading white-ball players with two half-centuries in 19 T20I innings and also averaging close to 50 in One Day Internationals, according to an official media release.

Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase Named West Indies Vice Captains For New Zealand Tour
Roston Chase [Photo-Twitter]

Nicholas Pooran was first named vice-captain in 2019

Roger Harper, CWI’s Lead Selector said: “Roston Chase has been appointed vice captain of the West Indies Test Team for this tour of New Zealand. He is an experienced player who is tactically aware and very purposeful in his approach to the game.

He is readily willing to offer advice and discuss ideas with his fellow players and the coaches and I think will offer good leadership support to captain Jason Holder both on and off the field.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran (Credits – Getty)

Nicholas Pooran continues in the role of vice-captain of the T20I Team for the tour of New Zealand. He was first named vice-captain for this format for the series against Afghanistan in 2019.”

“I have been making strides in Test cricket since my debut back in 2016 and I see this new role as vice-captain as an honour. It is just for me to try and carry on and try to achieve great things for West Indies. It is all about offering support to the captain, coach and other players as we try to plan strategy and put more wins on the board,” Roston Chase said.