West Indies news October 27, 2011

Injured Pollard out for three weeks

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard has suffered a shoulder injury and will be out of action for a period of at least three weeks. Pollard sustained the injury during Trinidad & Tobago's Regional Super50 game against Leeward Islands. He missed the semi-final against Guyana, which T&T won, and will not play a part in the final either.

Pollard was playing with a fractured wrist as well and said he would use the lay off to heal both injuries. He is expected to be fit for the limited-overs leg of West Indies' tour of India, which begins on November 29, after the three Tests.

"Pollard has returned home since Sunday and it is a big blow for us because he came in and immediately made a big, big impact," T&T manager Omar Khan told the Trinidad Express. "He added a lot of motivation and support...the team was energised with him around and we will miss that."

Pollard had joined T&T's Regional Super50 campaign after the ODI series in Bangladesh, where he scored 41 runs in two innings and took no wickets. Against Leeward Islands, he scored a quick 34, helping T&T chase down the target of 96 in 14.3 overs to secure four 'super bonus points'. He was replaced by West Indies Under-19 opener, Evin Lewis, in the T&T squad.

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  • cricketdebator on October 27, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    Pollard has done nothing for West Indies really, and until he does, he will be seen as merely a freelancing swiper going from place to place. I wish people would cease calling him West Indies alrounder. He's not. Period

  • kriketluva on October 27, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    WI allrounder? He is a slugger from Trinidad. He hardly ever plays for the WI as he says he needs to feather his nest. First he needs to learn to bat.

  • cabinet96 on October 27, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Who cares? Pollard adds know value to cricket.

  • cricketdebator on October 27, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    Pollard has done nothing for West Indies really, and until he does, he will be seen as merely a freelancing swiper going from place to place. I wish people would cease calling him West Indies alrounder. He's not. Period

  • kriketluva on October 27, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    WI allrounder? He is a slugger from Trinidad. He hardly ever plays for the WI as he says he needs to feather his nest. First he needs to learn to bat.

  • cabinet96 on October 27, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Who cares? Pollard adds know value to cricket.

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  • cabinet96 on October 27, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Who cares? Pollard adds know value to cricket.

  • kriketluva on October 27, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    WI allrounder? He is a slugger from Trinidad. He hardly ever plays for the WI as he says he needs to feather his nest. First he needs to learn to bat.

  • cricketdebator on October 27, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    Pollard has done nothing for West Indies really, and until he does, he will be seen as merely a freelancing swiper going from place to place. I wish people would cease calling him West Indies alrounder. He's not. Period