Kieron Pollard has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket however he’ll proceed to ply his commerce in T20 competitions worldwide. As of now, the West Indies all-rounder is serving the Mumbai Indians within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Up to now, it has been a disastrous marketing campaign for the five-time champions as they’ve misplaced their first six video games and a few extra defeats will see their official ouster from the playoff race.
Pollard’s kind has been one of many main considerations for MI because the West Indies dasher has regarded distant from his greatest. The 34-year-old has struggled to attain freely ultimately overs as MI have endured a tough time scoring fast runs ultimately overs. Analyzing Pollard’s efficiency and position, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has questioned the dasher’s everlasting place within the taking part in XI.
Kieron Pollard has to bowl a minimum of three overs: Sanjay Manjrekar
He reckons Pollard shouldn’t be included as a correct batter and MI should solely again him if he can contribute with the ball as properly. Notably, Pollard has bowled simply seven overs in six video games up to now, scalping one wicket and conceding runs at an financial system price of 10. With the bat, he has scored 82 runs at a mean of 16.4.
“I don’t know whether or not Mumbai Indians ever consider Pollard being dispensable. However I imagine that Pollard has to bowl a minimum of three overs if not 4 as a result of the group wants a bowler desperately. I feel below strain he’s higher than a number of bowlers on this facet. So if he’s not bowling and persevering with solely to bat lastly, I feel they obtained to take a look at the scores and the contributions of Pollard,” Manjrekar mentioned on ESPNCricinfo.
Pollard’s former teammate Carlos Brathwaite additionally reckons the veteran should step up quickly amid the facet’s dismal run this season. “For the primary time in a few seasons, I’ll in all probability say sure. However Pollard brings a lot to Mumbai Indians. He’s a stalwart to the franchise and he’ll get an extended rope as typical. However he wants to start out performing very quickly as a result of the group is just not profitable,” mentioned the Windies all-rounder.