Pollard not giving up on West Indies World Cup hopes

Pollard not giving up on West Indies World Cup hopes
Pollard not giving up on West Indies World Cup hopes

MUMBAI: Kieron Pollard last turned out for West Indies in a one-day worldwide in 2016 however the beefy every single rounder ha not surrendered any expectation of making the squad during the current year’s World Cup.

Authoritative question between the players and Cricket West Indies have debilitated the group for quite a while now with the cold relations broadly coming full circle in the 2014 voyage through India being canceled halfway through the arrangement.

There have been indications of a defrost as of late, be that as it may, with another initiative group set up at the board and previous chief Chris Gayle coming back to the ODI side for the ongoing arrangement against England in a major lift in front of the World Cup.

Pollard, as Gayle celebrated for his six-hitting ability, came back toward the West Indies crease following a year out to join the Twenty20 group for the three-coordinate arrangement in India a year ago.

“I am a cricketer, I am 31 years old and I have part of cricket left in me,” Pollard told columnists in the wake of crushing 83 off 31 balls against Kings XI Punjab to lead the Mumbai Indians to an exciting keep going ball win on Wednesday.

“Consistently I get the chance to play, I need to put forth a valiant effort. There has been a ton of unrest in West Indies cricket throughout the most recent few years. In any case, we have found over the most recent few weeks there’s a change.

“Pollard was part of the gang boycotted. The most I can do each time I venture on the cricket field is endeavor to put keeps running on the load up. There’s kin there who have the activity to choose and whatever and we’ll perceive how that goes.

“As I stated, I’m 31, Chris Gayle is as yet playing, he’s 39, he’s as yet whacking it all around.”

Driving Mumbai without harmed customary chief Rohit Sharma, Pollard helped his side to an improbable success pursuing Punjab’s 197-4, which was based on an unbeaten 100 from KL Rahul and an ordinarily rebuffing 63 from Gayle.

Pollard belted 10 sixes and three fours in his thump for Mumbai’s fourth win in six matches this season, after they required 104 off the last eight overs.

West Indies have demonstrated in the current year’s IPL that they have no deficiency of short-structure matchwinners available to them in any semblance of Pollard, Gayle, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.

The twice title holders could along these lines be an extreme prospect for any adversary at the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales.

“We recognize what we can do and I think Chris batted greatly,” Pollard said.

“A kindred West Indian is (Andre) Russell… he’s smacking the ball and it’s extraordinary to see the way he’s hitting the ball and (Sunil) Narine.

“These folks are having a decent competition and again it’s just about getting a charge out of cricket, when your psyche is free, you simply go out and appreciate cricket.

“You don’t consider much on the grounds that there are a great deal of suppositions, there are a ton of things, however it’s kin as near you and what they think matters.”


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