Nicholas Pooran, West Indies wicket-keeper batter expressed excitement about joining Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Nicholas Pooran was picked up by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 10.75 crore in the IPL mega auction 2022. For Nicholas Pooran, interest was shown by SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders, and in the end, the left-handed batter went to SunRisers Hyderabad.
Nicholas Pooran Tweets That He’s Looking Forward To Play For Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nicholas Pooran kept a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore ahead of the auction. Last season, he was part of Punjab Kings. The West Indies player made his debut in IPL 2019. He was picked by Punjab Kings during the season. Playing 7 games, he scored 168 runs in IPL 2019 at an average of 28.0. In IPL 2020, he got more chances from the team. He was part of all 14 matches.
“@SunRisers looking forward to an amazing journey with you guys! #OrangeArmy,” Pooran tweeted.
The wicketkeeper-batsman slammed 353 runs in 14 matches at an average of 35.30. He also slammed 2 half-centuries. In IPL 2021 last year, Nicholas Pooran did not manage to come up with a good show. Facing multiple ducks, he scored just 85 runs in 12 games averaging a lowly 7.73 with the highest knock of 32 runs. Hence in total, the left-handed batsman has scored 606 runs in 33 matches in IPL at an average of 22.44.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Acquires Rahul Tripathi,
Also, the former KKR batter Rahul Tripathi was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 8.50 crore. The right-handed batter has got over 1300 IPL runs at a strike rate of 136.3. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL trophy in 2016 but was placed last in the IPL 2021 Points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad retained Kane Williamson (INR 14 crore), Abdul Samad (INR 4 crore), and Umran Malik (INR 4 crore). The Hyderabad-based outfit also bought back young Priyam Garg, who can also be groomed for the captaincy role moving forward. Priyam Garg returned to the SRH camp for a sum of INR 20 lakh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad also shelled out money to strengthen their all-rounders’ group. Indian star all-rounder Washington Sundar was picked up by the Hyderabad franchise for INR 8.75 crore. A brilliant option with the bat and ball as well, Washington Sundar was not retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The 22-year-old Washington Sundar has featured in 42 IPL games so far. Sunrisers Hyderabad also decided to purchase Abhishek Sharma again. The 21-year-Abhishek Sharma has played 22 IPL matches, scoring 241 runs batting lower down the order, with an average of 17.21. He also has picked 7 wickets with a best of 2/4.
The franchise also sharpened its bowling by adding T Natarajan (4 Cr) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4.2 Cr) to the mix. Kartik Tyagi, who had defended four runs in the final over of a match for Punjab Kings last year, was also picked up by SRH.
Shreyas Gopal (0.75 Cr) and Jagadeesha Suchith (0.20 Cr) were Hyderabad’s two purchases from the uncapped players’ category on Day 1.