West Indian stalwart, Kieron Pollard is regarded as one of the finest players in the limited-overs format. He made his international debut in the 2007 ODI series against South Africa. Since then, the power-hitting batsman has played several match-winning innings for his team at the international stage. Pollard has always proved to be an asset to the Caribbean side.
The 33-year-old all-rounder is one of the most desired cricketers for franchises in T20 leagues across the globe.
Shedding light on his achievements in white-ball cricket, the former England cricketer David Gower has said that Pollard is one of the best T20 players in the world. However, he has failed in Test format.
“Kieron Pollard is one of the world’s best T20 players but he cannot play test cricket, he isn’t good enough to play Test format,” Gower said in SportsTiger’s ‘Off-the-Field’ show.
IPL is a very good training ground for players – David Gower
Kieron Pollard, who is currently playing for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League, is a part Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He will fly to UAE after the end of the ongoing tournament to participate in the 13th edition of IPL.
Speaking about the world-best T20 competition, which is set to kick-off from September 19, the 63-year-old legendary batsman said, “Overall IPL has been a very good platform for cricketers both for the homegrown and the international players.”
“I think T20 has changed a lot since the inception of IPL. Earlier, the league was taking some of the great players around the world at the end of their career. But now, it wants youngsters. I feel it is a very good training ground for players.”