Pollard Bows Out Of International Cricket

Kieron Adrian Pollard, the 33-year-old Trinidadian all-rounder has recently announced his retirement from international cricket after formally communicating his decision to CWI.

Pollard was a member of the 2012 West Indies team which won the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup when they defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Premadasa Stadium.

The hard-hitting Windies batsman made his international debut during the 2007 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and played 123 ODIs.

He made 2,706 runs with a top score of 119 against India in Chennai in 2011.

He also took 55 wickets. Pollard played 101 T20 matches after making his debut in 2008.

He scored 1,569 with a top score of 75 not out against New Zealand in Auckland in 2020 and took 42 wickets with best figures of 4-25 against Ireland at Warner Park in St Kitts in 2020.

In his social media post, Pollard did not give specifics as to the reason for his retirement from international cricket.

Meanwhile, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has thanked Pollard for his service to the West Indies men’s team over the past fifteen years, including as captain of the One Day and T20 international teams since September 2019.

In expressing his gratitude CWI President Ricky Skerritt said Pollard demonstrated great leadership during his time representing the West Indies.

“On behalf of everyone at CWI I would like to express our thanks to Kieron Pollard for his outstanding service to the West Indies ODI and T20I teams over the past 15 years,” Skerritt said.

CWI president Ricky Skerritt said: “We respect his decision to retire from international cricket and are especially grateful for the high quality of leadership and commitment he invested in both West Indies teams since his appointment as our white-ball captain in September 2019.  We wish him continued success in his career,” said Skerritt.

Currently, Nicholas Pooran is the vice-captain of the Windies T20 team, while Shai Hope was Pollard’s deputy for the ODI team.

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