KIERON POLLARD

  • World Cup 2015: West Indies' road to quarter-finals 1 week ago

    West Indies, who will face the co-hosts New Zealand in the fourth and the last quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday, can consider themselves somewhat lucky to reach the knockout stage. While the Kiwis were clinical and won all their six pool matches, West Indies struggled and were...
  • Kieron Pollard quits first class cricket March 10, 2015

    Port-of-Spain: West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard is to take an "indefinite break" from first class cricket, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Cricket officials have confirmed. The confirmation came shortly after Pollard took 5 for 36 on Monday for T&T in a 175-run loss against the Windward Islands in the WICB Professional Cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: Excluding Pollard, Bravo a self-inflicted blow says, Brian Lara February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as "a self-inflicted blow", the decision by the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel to exclude Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the regional side for the ongoing World Cup. The former West Indies captain said he is confused by the decision to leave...
  • West Indies' Kieron Pollard vows to return with vengeance February 12, 2015

    Trinidad: All-rounder Kieron Pollard has vowed to return with a vengeance following his omission from the West Indies team for the cricket World Cup. The selectors' decision to exclude Pollard and his Trinidad and Tobago team-mate Dwayne Bravo from the squad has been a subject of raging controversy in the cricketing...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Odds stacked against West Indies' revival February 8, 2015

    West Indies cricket, in the past few years, has suffered a lot due to the tussle between its players and board. The team that was once known for its all-round performance and invincible status has now turned into a unit that relies on a few star players to win matches. ...
  • Darren Sammy avoiding controversy over Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard omission January 16, 2015

    Durban: West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has said he would not be drawn into the controversy surrounding the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the regional squad for next month's ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)...
  • Bravo, Pollard omission no victimisation: Clive Lloyd January 13, 2015

    Kingston: West Indies chief cricket selector Clive Lloyd has said the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the ICC World Cup squad is no act of victimisation for their roles in the controversial abandoned tour of India. Bravo and Pollard were not named in the 15-man squad announced to...
  • Balanced West Indies squad has outside chance of World Cup glory January 13, 2015

    A lot is going on in West Indies' cricket at present. Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard have been left out of the squad announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Any limited-overs' team will be happy to have two players of the calibre of Bravo and Pollard. However, at this...
  • Leaving Bravo, Pollard out of World Cup squad is ridiculous: Chris Gayle January 12, 2015

    Chris Gayle launched a scathing attack on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel for dropping the senior pair of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the World Cup squad. Gayle, talking at the post-match conference after his match winning performance over South Africa in...
  • ICC World Cup 2015 squads: Big players who have been left out January 11, 2015

    With just 33 days left to the opening game of the 11th ICC World Cup, all 14 teams have submitted their final squads with the ICC with Australia and West Indies rounding off a week of anticipation that left some of the big names biting the dust. Leading the list of...
  • 2nd T20: South Africa seek remedy for Gayle headache January 11, 2015

    It was Chris Gayle versus South Africa in the first T20 international on Friday, where a storm of 52 off 11 balls buried any hopes the young South African side entertained before conceding a four-wicket defeat. And Sunday may be no different. But mood in the West Indies dressing room could...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • ICC to cancel players' T20 deals if they abandon international tours November 9, 2014

    Dubai: The representatives of ICC Board on Sunday expressed their deep disappointment at West Indies team's decision of abandoning their India tour mid-way, stating that a repeat of this kind from any team or players may lead to cancellation of their T20 contracts with their franchises. Top West Indies players like...
  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league October 28, 2014

    Johannesburg: Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket...
  • BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL October 17, 2014

    The BCCI is seriously contemplating reviewing the West Indies players' participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as the ongoing series ended abruptly on Friday due to visiting team's payment dispute with their own cricket board. So miffed are the BCCI officials with the attitude of the Caribbean players that some...
  • Dwayne Smith rues missing out on century at Kotla October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Dejected at missing out on his maiden ODI ton for the 24th time in 93 matches, West Indies opener Dwayne Smith said the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly to halt the visitors, who were cruising along at one stage in the second ODI here. Smith made a run-a-ball 97...
  • One has to fill-up void created by Gayle's absence: Kieron Pollard October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels that although Chris Gayle's absence in the ODI series will be a factor but someone in the team will have to stand up and be counted in crunch situations. "Of course (it will have an impact). Chris has been there for over 10 years...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights, CLT20 Qualifiers September 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Northern Knights win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians By virtue of their two backtoback victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run rate (NRR)...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round September 15, 2014

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...
  • CLT20: Mumbai's fielding needs big improvement, says Pollard September 15, 2014

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians might have won a onesided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting September 17. Mumbai thrashed the Jehan Mubarakled side by nine wickets...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20, here on Sunday. Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians face Southern Express in a mustwin game September 14, 2014

    After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan champions Southern Express in Raipur on Sunday. Pressure will be on Mumbai as they will have...
  • CLT20: Pressure on us now, says Mumbai skipper Pollard September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper. "We have to now win both...
  • As it happened: Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians, CLT20, Qualifier 2 September 13, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers. Lahore Lions also have a strong...
  • CLT20: IPL teams hold edge as Mumbai start qualifiers against Lions September 13, 2014

    Raipur: After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying round starting here on Saturday. While...
  • Team spirit key to Tridents success in CLT20, says Rampaul September 12, 2014

    Bridgetown: Seasoned international seamer Ravi Rampaul says Barbados Tridents will look to draw on their great team spirit when they launch their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in India. Rampaul believes the strength of the squad is its unity which exists among their ranks and says...
  • Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain for Champions League T20 September 11, 2014

    Raipur: Dashing allrounder Kieron Pollard has been named the captain of the Mumbai Indians after shoulder injury and fractured finger forced regular captain Rohit Sharma to pullout of the upcoming Champions League T20, starting from Saturday. The defending champions Mumbai Indians will be playing in the qualifiers, starting their campaign against...