Nicholas Pooran: The Windies player who bagged Rs 4.2 crore at 2019 IPL auction

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2018, 05.38 PM(IST)

West Indies cricketer Nicholas Pooran. (file photo) Photograph:( Twitter )

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The Trinidadian cricketer was bought by Preity Zinta co-owned Punjab at a whopping amount of Rs 4.2 crore.

Wicketkeeper-batsman from West Indies Nicholas Pooran on Tuesday emerged as one of the biggest surprise purchase in the IPL 2019 auction. 

The Trinidadian cricketer was bought by Preity Zinta co-owned Punjab at a whopping amount of Rs 4.2 crore.

However, the surprising fact about Pooran is that he has never played an IPL and would appear for the first time in the cash-rich tournament.  

The 23-year-old cricketer first came into limelight when he stuck a 24-ball-54 for Trinidad and Tobago Steel against the Guyana Amazon Warriors. 

He was also part of the Windies side that played Under-19 World Cup in the UAE. Pooran came into the crease when Windies were struggling at 70-8, and took his side to 208 by the end of the innings, by scoring a stunning 143. 

Pooran, who made his T20 International debut in 2016 against Pakistan, appeared in six T20 Internationals and scored 105 runs at an average of 26.25. 

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Overall in T20s, he has scored 1272 runs in 79 matches at an average of 19.87.