This article will tell you about the career highlights of cricket legend Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is a Trinidadian all-rounder who is known for his explosive batting, brilliant fielding, and useful medium-pace bowling. Born on May 12, 1987, in Trinidad and Tobago, Pollard started playing cricket at a young age and quickly made a name for himself with his aggressive style of play.
Pollard’s early career was marked by his impressive performances for Trinidad and Tobago in domestic cricket. He made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2005 and soon became a regular member of the team.
In 2006, he played a crucial role in helping Trinidad and Tobago win the Stanford 20/20 tournament, which brought him to the attention of many teams around the world.
Pollard made his international debut for the West Indies in an ODI against South Africa in 2007. However, he struggled to establish himself in the team initially and was in and out of the side for a few years.
It wasn’t until the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament that Pollard announced himself on the international stage. He played some stunning innings in the tournament, including a match-winning knock of 55 off just 18 balls against Australia in the semi-final.
Pollard’s performances in the 2010 World Twenty20 tournament caught the attention of the Mumbai Indians, who signed him up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2010.
Pollard quickly became a key player for Mumbai Indians and has been with the team ever since. He has played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians’ success in the IPL, helping them win the tournament five times.
Overall, he has scored 3412 runs in 171 innings with an average of 28.67, not to mention 69 wickets with an average of 31.59.
Pollard’s exploits in the IPL have made him one of the most sought-after T20 players in the world. He has also played for several other teams in various T20 leagues around the world, including the Big Bash League in Australia, the Caribbean Premier League, and the Bangladesh Premier League.
Pollard’s performances in the IPL also earned him a recall to the West Indies team. He became a regular member of the side and played some crucial innings in both ODI and T20I cricket.
He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 tournament and the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
In 2019, Pollard was appointed as the captain of the West Indies limited-overs team. He led the team to a series victory against Afghanistan in November 2019, and in 2020, he led the team to a T20I series victory against Sri Lanka.
Over the course of his career, Pollard has played 123 ODIs, scoring 2706 runs at an average of 26.02 and taking 55 wickets at an average of 39.29. He has also played 101 T20Is, scoring 1569 runs at an average of 25.31 and taking 42 wickets at an average of 28.29.
Pollard is known for his big-hitting abilities and has hit over 450 sixes in his career. He is also an excellent fielder and has taken some stunning catches over the years. In addition, he is a useful medium-pace bowler and has taken some important wickets for the West Indies.
Off the field, Pollard is known for his friendly nature and his love for music. He is a skilled DJ and often plays music for his teammates during team events and parties.