West Indies limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard is undoubtedly one of the best all rounders in the world. He is known for his hard-hitting skills and his medium-pace bowling. His ability to hit sixes out of the park is what makes him different from the rest. Pollard recently led his team in the three-match ODI and T20I series. His side was whitewashed in both the series by team India.
Earlier in the ongoing edition of the Trinidad T10 tournament, he was seen bowling off-spin. He also picked up a wicket in the only over he bowled.
During the match between Leatherback Giants and Scarlet Ibis Scorchers, Pollard was seen bowling off-spin once again. He was bowling to his Windies teammate Nicholas Pooran who is also said to be his successor one day. The southpaw changed his stance and he switched to a right-handed batsman’s stance while Pollard was on his run-up.
Interestingly, Pollard stopped midway when he saw Pooran changing his stance. Pollard kept looking at him before throwing the ball to the wicket-keeper while the bowler stood shadow batting. A few deliveries later, Pollard attempted to Mankad Pooran when he was standing at the non-striker’s end. But the 26-year-old was well inside his crease.
Batting first, Scorchers posted a mammoth total of 128/3 on the board at the end of 10 overs. Ewart Nicholson scored a quickfire 16 ball 42 along with wicket-keeper Daniel Williams who remained unbeaten at 2. Skipper Kieron Pollard aggregated 27 off just 14 at an explosive strike rate of 192.85.
In response to that, Leatherback Giants comfortably chased down the total by 9 wickets with as many balls remaining. Nicholas Pooran was the star batsman who remained unbeaten for his 101 off just 37 balls. He smashed 6 fours and 10 sixes at a strike rate of 272.97.
It was a game to forget for Kieron Pollard who leaked 21 from two overs and failed to scalp a wicket. West Indies lost all six matches during their tour to India last month. Runs did not come from Pollard’s bat in the series. Additionally, he couldn’t help West Indies win a single game in the three-match T20I and three-match ODI series.
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