Nicholas Pooran from Unsold to 16 crore
Nicholas Pooran is a Barbadian player. He was unsold in the 2018 IPL due to the base price being 50 lakhs, whereas in 2017, he was sold for 30 lakhs. A person’s performance is everything. There is a saying, what is seen, is sold. Something similar happened with Nicholas Pooran in IPL as well.
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Nicholas Pooran’s 2017 Performance
Nicholas’ performance in 2017 was not good in T20 matches. This year Pooran played 17 games and got out in all. This was the only year in his T20 career when he got out in all the matches. This year he was able to score only 262 runs in 205 balls. This may be why he remained unsold in 2018 due to the high base price.
But instead of cursing his luck, he thought it better to improve his performance, the result of which started appearing in the coming matches.
In October 2018, Nicholas Pooran was in the Sylhet Sixers team in the Bangladesh Premier League. He scored 379 runs in the tournament.
In November 2018, Nicholls was included in the West Indies T20 squad, whose tour was in India. In the third match, Nicholas performed brilliantly, scoring 53 runs in 25 balls. This was the first half-century of his T20 International career.
Seeing this performance of Nicholas Pooran, Kings XI Punjab bought him for 4.2 crores in the auction held in Bangalore on 27 and 28 January for the 2019 IPL.
Pooran’s performance in IPL 2019
In 2019, Pooran played seven matches in which he scored 168 runs. But in this season, he could not score a single half-century. His highest score has been 40 runs.
Pooran’s performance in IPL 2020
In this IPL, Pooran played a total of 14 matches, in which he scored a total of 353 runs. In this, he also scored two half-centuries; his highest score this season was 77 runs.
Pooran’s Performance in 2021
Pooran’s performance of this IPL was not good. In the total of 12 matches played, he scored only 85 runs, his highest score being 32 runs.
Pooran’s Performance in 2022
Pooran’s performance in IPL 2022 was excellent. In the 14 matches the team played, Puran scored 306 runs with the help of two half-centuries. His highest score this season has been 64 runs.
Considering the performance of 2022, the franchise of Lucknow Super Giant bought Nicholas Pooran for 16 crores for the 2023 IPL.
Nicholas Pooran’s second fastest half-century in IPL
IPL 2023 is going on now. On 10 April 2023, Pooran scored a half-century in 15 balls in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He proved that Lucknow Super Giant did not make any mistake by buying him for 16 crores.
This is the fastest half-century of Tata IPL 2023, while it is the second fastest half-century of the entire IPL.
Following are the details of players who scored the fastest half-centuries before Nicholas Pooran :
|K L Rahul||Playing for KXIP, completed a half-century in 14 balls against DC on 08 April 2018.|
|Pat Cummins||Playing for KKR on 06 April 2022,scored a half-century in 14 balls against MI.|
|Yusuf Pathan||On 24 May 2014, playing for KKR, scored a half century in 15 against SRH.|
|Sunil Naraine||On 07 May 2017, playing for KKR, scored a half-century in 15 balls against RCB.|
|Nicholas Pooran||On 10 April 2023, , playing for LSG, scored a half-century in 15 balls against RCB.|
FAQ : Nicholas Pooran from Unsold to 16 crore
Which player scored the second fastest half-century in IPL on 10 April 2023?
Barbadian player Nicholas Pooran completed a half-century in 15 balls playing for Lucknow Super Giant.
Which IPL player was sold for 16 crores in 2023 while remaining unsold in 2018?