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Who bought Nicholas Pooran in 2023 IPL Auction?

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Nicholas Pooran: Former West Indian white ball skipper Nicholas Pooran endured a poor T20 world cup recently in Australia. But that did not affect his reputation with the IPL franchises as he was picked in the IPL auction and that to with a huge price.

Nicholas Pooran to represent LSG

Lucknow Super Giants needed a quality left hand batsman in their middle order as their batting line-up is filled with right hand batsmen. The 2 left hand batters they have are not great players of spin. They found Nicholas Pooran to fill this gap.

LSG management was well aware of the fact and paid 16 crore rupees for Nicholas Pooran. RR and CSK were interested in him but they gave up quite early in the bidding. Delhi Capitals seemed determined to acquire him but lost the bid. It was hard to understand the need of Nicholas Pooran in a team like Delhi Capitals who decided to spend a lot of money on him. It was a win for both the parties, LSG benefited from getting Nicholas Pooran and DC benefitted by not getting Nicholas Pooran.

Nicholas Pooran will be surrounded by some high quality batsmen who complements him in a big way. The worrying sign for LSG fans is that their mentor Gautam Gambhir said they are looking to play Nicholas Pooran at #5 as a finisher. Although Nicholas Pooran did well for SRH batting at #5, one can extract maximum returns from him when he bats in the 7 to 14 overs phase, at number 4.

LSG playing 11

1. KL Rahul
2. Quinton de Kock
3. Deepak Hooda
4. Nicholas Pooran
5. Marcus Stoinis
6. Ayush Badoni
7. Krunal Pandya
8. Mohsin Khan
9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Mark Wood
11. Avesh Khan

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