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Kieron Pollard

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
West Indies, South Australia, Stanford Super Stars, Mumbai, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies Under-19, Somerset, Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Barbados Tridents
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
65
Bowling:
0
Batting:
56
Bowling:
0
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
May 12, 1987, Tacarigua, Trinidad

Profile

A towering Trinidadian, Kieron Pollard is one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball and is also a useful medium-pace bowler. Pollard's feats on the domestic circuit and his remarkable display in the 2009 Champions League T20 made him a nation-wide household name. Although he has a decent first-class record, he is seen by many as an ideal cricketer in the limited-over formats.

Pollard's impressive domestic performances caught the eye of the national selectors, which then resulted in his ODI debut in 2007. A debut in a World Cup was followed by a recall for the ODI series against New Zealand in 2008. Pollard scores a high proportion of his runs in boundaries, smashing the ball to all corners of the ground. He has produced some stunning innings for Trinidad and it was during the 2009 Champions League T20 that he grabbed attention of billions around the world with a 18-ball 54 for Trinidad and Tobago. He then went on to sign for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League in 2010. He scored his maiden ODI century against India in 2011 in Chennai but unfortunately it ended up in a losing cause. His impact on T20 elevated his status in this format and in the inaugural season of the Caribbean Premier League, he was made captain of the Barbados side where the team did fairly well. Since then, he has produced moments of brilliance sporadically for West Indies but has been consistently doing well for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League. An injury forced him to miss the ICC WT20 in Bangladesh in 2014 but his credentials in the shortest format of the game were enough for him to be retained by the Mumbai franchise for the 2014 edition of the Indian T20 League.


Fast Facts

  • Kieron Pollard's match-winning 54 not out against NSW in the 2009 Champions League T20 consisted of five fours and five sixes, 50 runs of his total. He scored his runs in 18 deliveries, the fastest fifty of the tournament.
  • He had the best strike rate (185.71) for any batsman who scored at least 200 runs in the 2010 IPL and was also received the Best Debut Performance award that year.
  • Pollard scored a century in his debut first-class match for Trinidad and Tobago, smashing 126 runs off just 71 balls, which included six sixes.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 85 79 1869 4 24.92 93.54 3 6 119
T20 37 32 569 7 22.76 149.73 0 2 63*
IPL 63 57 1065 16 25.97 146.29 0 5 66*
CLT20 25 24 592 5 31.15 157.44 0 3 72*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 85 60 1788 1655 44 3/27 / 37.61 5.55 0 0 0 59
T20 37 26 342 475 17 3/30 / 27.94 8.33 0 0 0 17
IPL 63 57 938 1296 51 4/44 / 25.41 8.28 1 0 0 60
CLT20 25 19 275 355 12 3/31 / 29.58 7.74 0 0 0 16
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 45 0 7
T20 19 0 0
IPL 34 0 7
CLT20 12 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 2 1 1 0 0 50

Career

Span:
ODI:
2007-2013
 
T20:
2008-2013
 
IPL:
2010-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs South Africa at National Cricket Stadium, St George's - Grenada - Apr 10, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs Pakistan at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - Jul 19, 2013
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs Australia at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown - Barbados - Jun 20, 2008
Last played:
West Indies Vs Pakistan at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent - Jul 28, 2013
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Mar 17, 2010
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Kolkata at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Apr 16, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Somerset at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 12, 2009
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 06, 2013
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