June 10, 2011

The future of cricket

The fates of Pollard and the game are intertwined

Kieron Pollard is at once a struggling cricketer and hot property. His experiences will help to determine whether Twenty20 is a breakthrough, as supporters insist, a popular form of the game capable of unleashing exciting new talents or a distraction creating not greatness but its illusion, writes Peter Roebuck in the Hindu.

Pollard is still learning the game. His Test and ODI returns are modest. He has abundant promise and spasmodic delivery.

And yet Pollard can become a formidable cricketer. He has a rare gift. Just that he needs to tighten his technique. And that means working on his back foot game not his 'dilscoop'.

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