Will the changes in board create a way for Pollard to get into the WC team?
Kieron Pollard doesn’t give up his hope to play the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup as the ongoing changes which is going on in Cricket West Indies (CWI) demonstrating that players who had contrasts with the past board over contracts and pay arrangements could be invited again into the team without issues.
In March, previous West Indies team manager Rikky Skerrit was named the new CWI president after he defeated the occupant Dave Cameron, who in his two terms from 2013 to 2019 had a several problems with a few senior West Indies cricketers including Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy, who drove West Indies to two ICC World T20 championships, just as his contribution in the sacking of West Indies coach Phil Simmons in 2016.
Subsequent to crushing his most elevated IPL score of 83 off 31 balls to help Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab in a last-ball thriller at Wankhede on Wednesday night, Pollard was asked whether he suspected he would be picked in the World Cup squad that will be declared in the not so distant future, and he by implication said anything could be conceivable.
“Each time I get the chance to play, I need to put forth a valiant effort,” the West Indies all-rounder said. “There has been a great deal of unrest in West Indies cricket throughout the most recent few years. We have found over the most recent few weeks there’s a change. Pollard was part of the guys boycotted. The most I can do each time I venture on the cricket field is try to put runs on the board. There’s people there who have the power to choose and whatever and we should perceive how that goes. As I stated, I’m 31 years, Chris Gayle is as yet playing, he’s 39, and he’s whacking it all around.”
After that, when asked if West Indies could do some surprises and one of the big contenders to lift the trophy at the World Cup as many of his teammates are in superb form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Pollard said: “Better believe it, obviously you can say that. In any case, once more, as I said that is for what reason there’s people… we have a new chairman of selectors, there’s a new president of the cricket board, and as I said you accept it as it comes. A year ago, you probably won’t have been making that inquiry. Truly, I scored runs today so a wide range of inquiries will come however for me it’s just about enjoying cricket and doing my best with my inherent ability.
“We comprehend what we can do and I think Chris batted greatly. A kindred West Indian is [Andre] Russell… he’s smacking the ball and it’s extraordinary to see the way he’s hitting the ball and [Sunil] Narine. These folks are having a decent competition and once more, when your psyche is free, you simply go out and appreciate cricket. You don’t consider much in light of the fact that there is a great deal of opinions, there are a ton of things, however it’s people as near you and what they think matters.”
Kieron Pollard last played an ODI in October 2016. He’s currently playing for his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Pollard has scored 179 runs in six innings at a strike-rate of 194.56 for Mumbai in the ingoing IPL.