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

Source: WION Web Team
Place: New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: 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.

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