He is a man who doesn't need any introduction in the cricketing fraternity. Pollard is one of the undisputed champions of the shortest format, having won franchise cricket titles around the globe, and having mesmerized fans with his all-round expertise for many years. Last year, the local boy put on the TKR jersey for the first time, adding more firepower to our arsenal.
Pollard has been a part of Windies’ international setup since 2007, when he made his One-Day International debut against South Africa in St George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Interestingly, the big man from Trinidad had made his maiden first-class appearance only three months prior to that.
13 years on, the world of cricket acknowledges Pollard as one of the most dangerous all-rounders in the shortest format. The 32-year-old has represented Somerset, Stanford Superstars, South Australia, BBL’s Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators of BPL, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL, Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Toronto Nationals in GT20, Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Stars in the CPL.
Pollard is all set to lead the men in red and black once again, and he brings the experience of 500-plus T20 appearances to the table. With a T20 strike rate of over 150, and more than 250 wickets against his name, Pollard, as DJ Bravo says in his song, is indeed a true Champion!