Nicholas Pooran has been striking the ball cleanly in the ongoing season of IPL and been an integral part of Kings XI Punjab’s resurgence. Nicholas Pooran was one of the retained players ahead of this year’s extravaganza as he showcased his hitting power in the past year for the West Indies, becoming a vital cog of their limited-overs side. Former Indian great Sachin Tendulkar claimed that the southpaw’s stance and backlift reminds him of JP Duminy.
Nicholas Pooran sparkled against the Delhi Capitals last night in Dubai when he top-scored with 53 off 28 deliveries. It was a much-needed innings for the franchise as KXIP found themselves three down after the powerplay in pursuit of 165. Even after losing three wickets, the left-handed batsman played his natural game, hitting six fours and three sixes.
Sachin Tendulkar, who is amongst the one to closely follow this year’s extravaganza, took to his official Twitter handle and commented that Nicholas Pooran’s backlift and stance reminds him of JP Duminy and lauded the West Indian for his power hitting. JP Duminy, who retired from international cricket last year, was a classy left-handed batsman and was largely a white-ball specialist. He played 46 Tests, 199 ODIs, and 81 T20Is for South Africa.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2020
Nicholas Pooran’s run-tally surges up to 295 runs in IPL 2020:
With that whirlwind innings of 53, Nicholas Pooran’s tally of runs in IPL 2020 has risen to 295 runs in ten games at 36.88. The Trinidadian cricketer has two half-centuries and strikes at 183.23, averaging 36.88. Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab recorded their third victory on the trot by beating Delhi Capitals. The win has lifted the franchise to the fifth position in the points table and boosted their chances of reaching the playoffs.