CRICKET-WINDIES-Pooran hopes Gayle advice pays dividends.


Rookie West Indies left-hander Nicholas Pooran hopes advice from veteran Chris Gayle can help take his fledgling career to a new level.

The 23-year-old revealed he had a recent sit down with Gayle who shared valuable insights, and was now anxious to put those tips into action.

'I spoke with him [because] I love asking questions,' said Pooran.

'He's a legend of the game and I just wanted to find out how he did it for so many years, how he was consistent making T20 runs, 50 overs runs and [in] Test cricket.

'He shared some things with me which I will always remember and I will try to use them in my game and hopefully they work for me as well.'

Pooran top-scored with 58 in Tuesday's opening Twenty20 International as West Indies slipped to a four-wicket defeat to England here.

He slammed three fours and four sixes in an entertaining 37-ball innings, which helped the Windies get up to 160 for eight batting first.

Pooran has been in excellent form over...

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