Windies’ former ODI and T20 captain Kieron Pollard will not celebrate his 35th birthday on the pitch.
According to press reports, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said a collective decision was made to exclude the hard-hitting batsman from the lineup against Chennai Super Kings.
Pollard has had a poor outing for his IPL team this season.
In 11 IPL matches so far, the big West Indian has scored just 144 runs at an average of 14.40 and with a strike rate of 107.46. The ball-striking tally is the player’s lowest since he made his debut in the IPL in 2010.
In explaining the decision, Sharma insisted the team, which is currently bottom of the IPL, has begun to contemplate its future.
“Keeping an eye on the future, Pollard is out, and Stubbs is in. He (Pollard) was the one who came up to us and he was ready for it,” Rohit told Star Sport.
“We want to try out a few players, got to see what they have to offer.”
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