Trinidadian wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran may not yet be a household name in world cricket, but yet is the operative word.

Yorkshire have signed, on a short-term deal, a left-hander who is starting to turn heads, including at the ongoing ICC World Cup for the West Indies, where he scored a tournament high 63 in defeat against England earlier this month.

Pooran, 23-years-old, will play in the first five Vitality Blast North Group games, a deal which is sandwiched in between international commitments.

A left-hander with limited international experience – he is yet to play 20 matches for the island nation – he has extensive experience in the domestic leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League.

Pooran is an aggressive batsman, but one who finds and clears the ropes with a languid, eye-catching style in keeping with the calypso reputation that follows West Indian Cricket.

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