Bravo congratulates Pollard with a cheeky message
Kieron Pollard has been appointed as the new captain for both ODI and T20 by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
Life can change with the blink of an eye and West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard might be a perfect example for this. The dynamic all-rounder, who last played for West Indies in the 50-overs format three years ago has been appointed as the new captain of West Indies. He will lead the side in the shortest format as well, confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
The 32-year-old all-rounder was last seen in an ODI in 2016 and was constantly avoided by the team management as he was kept in the reserves for the 2019 World Cup and later he featured in the T20Is against India.
The humongous all-rounder has by far played 101 ODIs for the team, wherein he has scored 2,289 runs at an average of 25.71 with 3 centuries and 9 fifties. He has bagged 50 wickets in this format. In T20Is, he has played 62 games, scoring 903 runs at an average of 21.50 and has snared 23 wickets.
West Indies had a disappointing World Cup campaign as they finished ninth in the 10-team tournament held in England and Wales. They managed to win only two out of the nine matches they played in the quadrennial event and finished just above Afghanistan.
He has also replaced DJ Bravo as the captain of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the ongoing CPL. Meanwhile, Bravo has congratulated Pollard via Instagram and hopes to come back in the West Indies colour soon now.
“Congratulations my friend @kieron.pollard55 on being appointed WI captain🙏🙏 you deserve it and u will be a great leader hopefully I can finally get back in WI colors again,” he wrote.