Nicholas Pooran became an expensive player in the IPL auction 2023 after Lucknow Super Giants bought the West Indies player for Rs. 16 crores during the auction. Pooran was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad last season and will commence a new journey with Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023.
Nicholas Pooran has been part of IPL since the 2019 season. Over the years, he has played 47 games in the tournament and scored 912 runs at an average of 26.06. While Pooran will be a crucial player for LSG, he might fail to come up with a good show in IPL 2023. Here we take a look at 3 reasons why Nicholas Pooran will be a flop in IPL 2023.
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IPL Auction 2023: 3 Reasons Why Nicholas Pooran Will Be A Flop In IPL 2023
3. Poor Batting Strike Rate in 2022
Since 2019, Pooran has failed to keep a high strike rate in T20Is. Playing for West Indies, Pooran had a batting strike rate of 109+ in 2019 and 116+ in 2020. This slightly bettered to 130+ in 2021 and 2022.
However, this might not be enough for a good show in IPL. If Pooran continues with a low strike rate in IPL 2023, his batting might totally flop for Lucknow Super Giants.
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