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David Gower — Pollard Not Good Enough To Play Test Cricket

David Ivon Gower OBE, English cricket commentator and former cricketer who was captain of the England cricket team during the 1980s, in a recent press interview argued that although Kieron Pollard is an excellent T20 cricketer, he would not do well in Test cricket.

“Kieron Pollard is one of the world’s best T20 players, but he knows as well as I do that he cannot play test cricket; he isn’t good enough to play test cricket. Someone else playing Test cricket for West Indies, however, won’t be able to make as much money as Kieron Pollard. I am quite comfortable with that, but this is how the world works now,” said the former England captain.

The 63-year-old Gower voiced his opinion with SportsTiger, which was later reported by timesnownews.com.

He lauded the growth of T20 cricket and the tremendous potential for monetary rewards it holds for cricketers. 

He also posited that the game has served to improve players’ skillsets and extend the careers of some cricketers.

“I feel it is a very good training ground for players,” he said in the report.

Pollard is one of the most sought after T20 players in the world. 

In September 2019, Kieron Pollard was named as the captain of the West Indies’ One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) teams.

He is an aggressive all-rounder, a medium-pace bowler, and big-hitting middle-order batter.

In March 2020, Pollard became the first cricketer to play in 500 Twenty20 matches but is yet to play a single Test match.

Pollard currently captains the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) team in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The TKR is currently the leading team in the 33-match tournament.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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