Kieron Pollard

West Indies
Age
May 12, 1987 (34 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Tacarigua, Trinidad
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Kieron Pollard (born 12 May 1987) is currently the skipper of the West Indies team in white-ball formats. He can hit big in the middle-order, bowl medium-pace and field well too. For the 2010 IPL (Indian Premier League) edition, Mumbai Indians (MI) paid the joint-highest price for him.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
55
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

West Indies, South Australia, Northamptonshire, Stanford Super Stars, Mumbai Indians, Trinidad and Tobago, Cape Cobras, West Indies Under-19, Somerset, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators, Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, Dhaka Platoon, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, West Indians, Bloem City Blazers, World XI, Kerala Knights, Multan Sultans, Toronto Nationals, Pollard XI, Deccan Gladiators

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
120
109
9
2596
119
25.96
2733
94.99
3
11
163
130
T20I
79
65
13
1277
75*
24.56
930
137.31
0
5
77
85
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
168
151
50
3167
87*
31.36
2097
151.03
0
16
205
210

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
120
79
2242
2137
54
3/27
5.72
39.57
41.52
0
0
0
T20I
79
51
692
979
37
4/25
8.49
26.46
18.7
1
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
168
94
1332
1954
62
4/44
8.8
31.52
21.48
1
0
0

In September 2019, Pollard was named captain of the West Indies ODI and T20I sides. In March 2020, he became the first player to feature in 500 T20 games.

Early Life

Pollard was raised in a poor family in Trinidad. His mother was single and had to take care of his two sisters too. In 2005, Pollard was selected in the Windies u-19 team that toured Pakistan. He scored two fifties in four games. Next, he played in the 2006 U-19 World Cup but scored just 19 runs in 4 innings.

Cricketing Career

Pollard shone in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2009, cracking 54 off just 18 for Trinidad and Tobago in a match against New South Wales held in Hyderabad. His impressive performance caught the eye of the NSW selectors who tried to sign him.

After that, Pollard played for the Windies ODI side in a series against Sri Lanka and Australia but his form was relatively poor. In December 2019, in a game against India, Pollard reached the milestone of 1,000 runs in T20Is and became the fourth West Indian to achieve the feat. In March 2020, in a T20I versus Sri Lanka, Pollard accomplished 500 games and 10,000 runs in the T20 format.

ODI Career Stats

As of September 2020, Pollard has featured in 113 ODIs, smashing 2,496 runs at an average of 26.00 and a scoring rate of 94.65 with 3 hundreds and 10 fifties. His highest ODI score is 119. He has bagged 53 wickets in ODIs at an average of 39.71, an economy rate of 5.77 and a strike rate of 41.2. His best figures in an ODI are 3/27.

T20I Career Stats

Pollard has starred in 73 T20Is to date, clobbering 1,123 runs at an average of 23.39 and a scoring rate of 132.27 with 4 fifties. His highest score in a T20I is 68. He has snared 35 scalps in T20Is at an average of 26.25, an economy rate of 8.43 and a strike rate of 18.6 with 1 four-for. His best figures in a T20I are 4/25.

IPL Career

Pollard’s top-notch shows in the 2009 Champions League T20 and the Big Bash League caught the eye of Mumbai Indians who booked him for $750,000 and won a tie-breaker against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2010 IPL auction to acquire his services.

In the 2010 IPL edition, Pollard helped MI reach the final for the first time but they were beaten by Chennai Super Kings. However, he had relatively poor 2011 and 2012 seasons. In the 2013 edition, Pollard assisted MI to win the title. In the final against Chennai, he rescued Mumbai from 52/4 by cracking 60 not out off 32 deliveries to help his team reach 148. Then, he bagged a wicket to lead Mumbai to their maiden IPL title.

2015 has been Pollard’s best IPL season until now. He smashed 419 runs at a scoring rate of 163 with 28 sixes to help MI win their second IPL title. They beat Chennai in the final.

In the 2019 season, Pollard’s performances were average. He clobbered 46 not out off 26 to help MI to 136 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The opponent was then dismissed for just 96. Against Kings XI Punjab, Pollard smashed 83 in just 31 deliveries with 2 fours and 10 sixes to aid MI successfully chase the target of 198. In the final against Chennai, he cracked 45 not out in 31 balls to lead Mumbai to 149. Lasith Malinga won the title for MI by defending 9 runs in the last over.

As of September 2020, Pollard has played a total of 148 IPL matches in which he has stroked 2,755 runs at an average of 28.69 and a scoring rate of 146.77 with 14 fifties. His highest score is 83. Pollard has also bagged 56 wickets so far at an average of 31.60, an economy rate of 8.85 and a strike rate of 21.41 with 1 four-for. His best figures in an IPL game are 4/44.

Most Recent International Match

Pollard’s most recent international game was a T20I against Sri Lanka in Pallekelle on 6 March 2020.