Who is Canadian cricketer Nicholas kirton? Biography

Canada won a historical match against Ireland where “Nicholas Kirton “shined as a star. On a very difficult track where everyone was struggling he managed to make crucial 49 runs which took his side Canada to a defendable 137-run target. In reply Ireland’s batsman looked stuck on the pitch and they left 13 runs behind. The brilliant performance by left-handed Nicholas Rasheed Kirton helped him win his first man of the match award in the T20 world cup.

Nicholas Kirton details

Nicholas Kirton has made his name in international cricket after his brilliant 51 runs and 49 runs consecutive performances against USA and Ireland. Interestingly he has played for West Indies as well and now playing for Canada too just at the age of 26 years.  Here are all the details you need to know about him,

Nicholas Kirton Biography

Full name: Nicholas Rasheed Kirton

Born: May 06, 1998

Birthplace:  Barbados

Age: 26 years till 2024

Country: Canada and West indies (Barbados)

Role: Left-handed middle-order batsman and spin bowler

Nicholas Kirton playing for West Indies

Nicholas Rasheed kirton has also played for West Indies in under-19 cricket and he had also played CPL as well. CPL is a franchise cricket league arranged by West Indies cricket board. He played for Jamaica Tallawah in the CPL 2020 edition. Since then he has regularly playing domestic cricket in West Indies. Kirton plays for Barbados and has made his list A debut in 2028 and 19 season against Trinidad and Tobago.

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International debut for Canada

Kirton made his international debut in 2023 playing against Jersey. He made his t20 and odi debut same year against the same opposition.

Career stats

Career Highlights

  • Made his ODI debut for Canada against Jersey on March 27, 2023.
  • Made his T20I debut for Canada against Jersey on October 20, 2019.
  • Played for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.
  • Represented Barbados in West Indian domestic cricket.
  • Born on May 6, 1998, in Barbados

Here is the bowling record in a table format:

FormatMatchesInningsBallsRunsWicketsBest Av
ODIs103906232/2620.66
T20Is153245511/1455.00

Batting

ODIs:

10 matches, 9 innings, 1 not out, 327 runs,

  • Highest score of 68*,
  • Average of 40.87,
  • Strike rate of 65.13.

T20Is:

16 matches, 16 innings, 4 not out, 364 runs,

  • Highest score of 51,
  • Average of 28.63,
  • Strike rate of 123.04

Achievements

Brilliant start to his 1st T20 world cup: He has come into news after his brilliant performance on the biggest stage of cricket, the cricket world cup 2024. He has managed to score 51 against USA and match winning 49 runs against Ireland. He also won his first man of match award in following match.

CPL 2020: In 2020 he represented Jamaica Tallawah as a local West Indies player.

Interesting facts about Nicholas Kirton

  • He can play both for Canada and West Indies as his mother belongs to Canada and he was born in Barbados so he has two nationalities.
  • He also played for the West Indies in the under-19 World Cup and CPL. Moreover, he also plays domestic cricket in the West Indies regularly.
  • A commentator says he looks like Brian Lara while playing.
  • He can bowl economic spells as well but is more known for his batting skills.

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