KIERON POLLARD

WEST INDIES

Full name – Kieron Adrian Pollard

Born – May 12, 1987, Tacarigua, Trinidad

Playing role – Allrounder

Batting style – Right-hand bat

Bowling style – Right-arm medium

PROFILE

A destructive lower middle order batsman, Kieron Pollard is additionally an useful medium pacer with subtle changes of pace. He made his ODI debut within the 2007 World Cup against South Africa . He came aged within the Champions League tournament in 2009, when he decimated New South Wales with a 18-ball 54 when the sport seemed dead and buried.

That coming aged performance brought instant recognition and he was picked up by South Australia to play for them within the Big Bash. He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians during a silent tie-breaker for an undisclosed amount after the bidding process had reached the very best limit of $750,000.

He turned down a central contract from the West Indian board in order that he could play T20s everywhere the planet as a freelancer. Yet the West Indian board selected him for the ODIs and therefore the T20s, giving him the permission to play within the IPL. Pollard had a standard 2011 and 2012 IPL and failed miserably with the bat. However, he came back with a bang subsequent year, scoring 420 runs and learning 10 wickets from 18 matches as MI surged to the title in 2013. He was also the person of the ultimate in 2013.

An aggressive batsman, with a penchant to clear the boundary with ease, he relies on hitting the ball out of the park. he’s a touch susceptible against spinners and sometimes gets bent them unable to select which way it’s going. A dibbly-dobbly medium pacer, he often rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls his leg cutters on a uniform basis. As a fielder, Pollard is one among the simplest within the world and has taken some unbelievable catches. An all-round fielder who can field at any position, he uses his long reach to good effect.

It was only a matter of your time before he hit his straps within the Indian T20 League. His uncanny knack of plundering biggies at will prompted Mumbai to retain him thus far .

One of the foremost wanted players within the shortest sort of the sport , Pollard has also plied his trade for Somerset, Dhaka Gladiators and Barbados Tridents.

On the international stage he has shown the occasional flashes of brilliance like brutal second ODI ton (102) against a robust Aussie bowling attack reception in St Lucia. His maiden ODI hundred, which came against India was also a special effort, but Pollard did not deliver the products on a uniform basis. Having been branded as an ODI specialist, Pollard has been perpetually overlooked for Tests. Besides, injuries have reduced his workload as a bowler. He then missed the tour to New Zealand and therefore the T20 Cup in Bangladesh due to fitness issues.

Kieron Pollard along side Dwayne Bravo didn’t feature within the West Indies 15-man squad for the 2015 World Cup . Their exclusion was widely slammed by critics and experts. Determined to urge back within the West Indies team, Pollard responded, \”Despite the omission, I’m definitely not thinking that my international career is over. No way. I’m only 27 and that i want to return back with a vengeance.\”

Pollard is usually in and out of the national team but continues to be an excellent asset across various T20 leagues.

BATTING STATS

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 113 104 8 2496 119 26.0 2637 94.65 3 0 10 157 125
T20I 73 60 12 1123 68 23.4 849 132.27 0 0 4 73 66
IPL 148 135 39 2755 83 28.7 1877 146.78 0 0 14 181 176

BOWLING STATS

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 113 77 2188 2105 53 3/27 3/27 5.77 39.72 41.28 0 0
T20I 73 48 654 919 35 4/25 4/25 8.43 26.26 18.69 0 0
IPL 148 81 1199 1770 56 4/44 4/44 8.86 31.61 21.41 0 0

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