Full name Kieron Adrian Pollard
Born May 12, 1987, Tacarigua, Trinidad
Current age 29 years 18 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados Tridents, Dhaka Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, South Australia, Stanford Superstars, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||West Indies v South Africa at St George's, Apr 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v West Indies at Dharamsala, Oct 17, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 20, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago at Crab Hill, Jan 4-7, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Couva, Mar 6-9, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 9, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago at Port of Spain, Jan 25, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Cayman Islands v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Jul 25, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians at Kanpur, May 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9||Mum Indians||v Guj Lions||Kanpur||21 May 2016||T20|
|3||Mum Indians||v Daredevils||Visakhapatnam||15 May 2016||T20|
|27||Mum Indians||v Kings XI||Visakhapatnam||13 May 2016||T20|
|0/22, 35*||Mum Indians||v RCB||Bangalore||11 May 2016||T20|
|0/23, 11||Mum Indians||v Sunrisers||Visakhapatnam||8 May 2016||T20|
|-||Mum Indians||v Supergiants||Pune||1 May 2016||T20|
|51*||Mum Indians||v KKR||Mumbai||28 Apr 2016||T20|
|10, 0/25||Mum Indians||v Kings XI||Mohali||25 Apr 2016||T20|
|0/11, 19||Mum Indians||v Daredevils||Delhi||23 Apr 2016||T20|
|39*||Mum Indians||v RCB||Mumbai||20 Apr 2016||T20|
Kieron Pollard had a batting average of 11.30 from 15 ODIs and 17.20 from 10 T20Is when he became the joint-biggest buy at the IPL player auction in January 2010. Mumbai Indians weren't paying $750,000 (plus an undisclosed amount to break a tie with three other franchises) for Pollard's international record; they were shelling out all that money for the fearsome hitting power he had shown in domestic T20 action - most notably while smashing 54 off 18 balls for T&T against New South Wales during the 2009 Champions League T20.
That IPL auction signaled a shift in the world game and, in the months ahead, Pollard continued to show how much ground franchise cricket had gained on the international game. He opted out of the West Indies A team in order to play T20s for Somerset and then refused a WICB central contract, since signing it would mean making himself available at all times for West Indies.
Over the next few years, Pollard improved his international record, scoring a pair of half-centuries at the 2011 World Cup and then, later that year, breaking his century duck by slamming a 110-ball 119 in a crisis situation against India in Chennai. There were plenty of explosive T20 finishes as well, including a 15-ball 38 that put the 2012 World T20 semi-final well beyond Australia's reach.
But through it all, the canvas of franchise cricket remained the best medium to showcase the hulking Pollard's unbridled hitting - with his top hand frequently slipping off the bat handle even as the ball disappeared far over wide long-on - and canny medium-pace. Mumbai retained Pollard after his first season for them and he rewarded their faith in his abilities with, among other match-winning performances, an unbeaten 32-ball 60 that gave them their maiden IPL title.
Though widely considered a limited-overs specialist, Pollard has expressed a desire to play Test cricket, and has a fairly good first-class record behind him, including a whirlwind 126 on debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados. But that call-up has yet to materialise.
Pollard's 50-overs future has also been in doubt. He was left out of West Indies' ODI team in December 2014, ahead of a series in South Africa, and hasn't been picked thereafter. His axing - along with Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo - came soon after West Indies pulled out of their tour of India with an ODI, a T20 and three Tests still remaining, due to a dispute with the board and the players' association over payment structures.
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