Kieron Pollard
West Indian cricketer
Kieron Pollard
Kieron Adrian Pollard is an international cricketer who plays for the West Indies. An aggressive all-rounder, Pollard provides medium-fast pace bowling and big-hitting from the middle-order. After shining during the 2009 Champions League Twenty20, he was signed by both the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty20 campaigns. He was the joint highest paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians.
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South African spin needs polish to counter Aussie hitting
Yahoo News - 9 months
South Africa must polish the weaker element of their bowling armoury and make better use of a spinning wicket when they face Australia in the tri-nation series in Guyana on Tuesday. South Africa lost the opener in the 10-match series to hosts West Indies at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence on Friday after being dismissed for a paltry total of 188 as Sunil Narine returned to international action with a six-wicket haul. South Africa's spinners took six wickets in reply but were also laid into by Kieron Pollard, whose unbeaten 67 took West Indies to a four-wicket victory.
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Cricket-Lyon, Zampa spin Australia to easy win over West Indies
Yahoo News - 9 months
Spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa tore through the West Indies batting line-up to set up a dominant Australian victory by six wickets in the second match of a triangular one-day international series in Guyana on Sunday. Lyon claimed three for 39 off 10 overs, including the prized scalp of Kieron Pollard for a golden duck, while Zampa, in just his third ODI, had figures of 3-16 off 5.3 overs on another slow pitch at Providence Stadium in Georgetown. Australian captain Steve Smith described his spinners as "magnificent" but fast bowler Mitchell Starc (2-37) also did his part after six months out with injury, dismissing West Indies openers Andre Fletcher (four) and Johnson Charles (22).
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Pollard returns but T20 World Cup quartet sidelined
Yahoo News - 9 months
St.John's (Antigua), May 19 (IANS) The West Indies selectors have named Kieron Pollard in a 14-man squad for next month's tri-nation series, ending the Trinidadian all-rounder's near two-year exile from the cricket team.
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Samson falls, match evenly poised
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Mumbai's Kieron Pollard picked up the important wicket of Rajasthan's Sanju Samson to open up the inaugural match of the Champions League Twenty20.     
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WI lose quick wkts after brisk stand
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Lasith Malinga dismissed Kieron Pollard for a duck after Shaminda Eranga gave Sri Lanka crucial breakthrough by getting rid of Lendl Simmons (67).     
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Simmons called up to replace Bravo for West Indies
Fox News - over 3 years
Lendl Simmons has been summoned to replace suspended captain Dwayne Bravo in the West Indies squad to face Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the Tri-Nation Series at Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Bravo's one-match suspension was handed down by International Cricket Council match referee Jeff Crowe after the hosts fell behind the required over-rate during their 102-run loss to India on Friday. It was the second such offence by the West Indies under Bravo's stewardship in less than a month following similar tardiness in the Champions Trophy match against South Africa in Cardiff on June 14. Simmons's call-up suggests that he will be a straight replacement for Bravo in the final eleven to face the Sri Lankans, meaning that squad member Devon Smith will again be left out from a side to be led by hard-hitting batsman Kieron Pollard. It was Pollard who led the West Indies to a thrilling one-wicket victory over India a week ago in Kingston when Bravo was sidelined by a groin strain. Almost se ...
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West Indies scramble to win over India
Fox News - over 3 years
West Indies scrambled to a one-wicket victory over India with 14 balls to spare in the second match of the tri-nation one-day series. Birthday boy Kemar Roach and last man Tino Best turned in match-saving performances at Sabina Park in Kingston. The home side were replying to the World Cup and Champions Trophy holders' 229-7. The West Indies tottered from the comfort of 142-3 in reply in the 28th over via a rash of irresponsible shots, as Johnson Charles battled to hold the innings together. However the opening batsman joined the apparent suicide pact: he was eighth out for 97 and then Sunil Narine also gifted his wicket at 220-9. It was left to the Barbadian fast-bowling pair of Roach -- on his 25th birthday -- and Best to see the West Indies home in a nail-biting finish. "At the end we got over the line and that's what matters," said a relieved Kieron Pollard, West Indies captain in place of the injured Dwayne Bravo. "In the recent past, West Indies teams would have capitulated ...
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Sri Lanka, West Indies aim for redemption
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
KINGSTON: With India enjoying an additional 48 hours to bask in the glory of their Champions Trophy triumph, West Indies and Sri Lanka get the Tri-Nation One-Day International (ODI) Series underway today at Sabina Park. Both teams have points to prove after being steamrolled by the ODI kings over the previous fortnight in England. For the Sri Lankans, this fixture marks just the second time that they are playing an ODI at major international cricket’s westernmost venue. The only other occasion came at the 2007 World Cup when Mahela Jayawardene’s unruffled unbeaten hundred led his side comfortably past New Zealand in the semi-final. West Indies were the first to feel the weight of India at their best in the Champions Trophy during the group stage, before missing out on the last-four when Kieron Pollard’s dismissal just before the rains came at Cardiff left the Caribbean side trailing South Africa on the Duckworth-Lewis System. West Indian coa ...
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T20 WC: Gayle helps WI set 206 for Oz
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 41-ball-75 while Kieron Pollard scored a fiery 15-ball-38 to help West Indies score a massive 205/4 against Australia.
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West Indies' Pollard reacts after being bowled out by Sri Lanka's Mendis during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Pallekele
Yahoo News - over 4 years
West Indies' Kieron Pollard reacts after being bowled out by Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Pallekele September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)
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Did somebody say World T20?
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
The World T20 2012 is set to commence in Sri Lanka tomorrow. This will be the first time this event is being held in an Asian country. The tournament will open the day after tomorrow, with the hosts taking on Zimbabwe at Hambantota. Despite the number of domestic T20 leagues led by the IPL, the ICC World T20 is at a totally different level altogether. It will feature the highest standard of T20 cricket with the best players of the format competing on a single platform. First let’s take a look at the grouping of the 12 countries participating in this year’s tournament; it comprises the 10 Test playing nations in addition to Ireland and Afghanistan who qualified from the associate member nations.  The format is the same as the 2010 edition with four groups of three teams respectively. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the super eight round, leading to the semi-finals, and lastly the final in Colombo on October 7. Looking at the grouping, it is likely that England ...
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Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama speech nears
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Barack Obama's speech accepting his party's nomination.
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Ton-up Taylor disappointed as West Indies clinch series
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
BASSETERRE, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: New Zealand captain Ross Taylor admitted his side was outplayed by the West Indies as the hosts wrapped up the One-Day International (ODI) series with a 24-run win in the fourth match. Taylor, playing in his first ODI of the series, hit a fine century but it was not enough to help New Zealand overhaul a competitive 265-run target. West Indies paceman Tino Best marked his recall with four for 46 but the man-of-the-match award went to spinner Sunil Narine who gave just 20 runs in 10 overs and took two wickets. Earlier, Kieron Pollard hit a patient half-century as West Indies recovered from 105 for five to manage 264 all out. “You have got to give credit to them,” said Taylor. “They were under pressure. We would have liked to put the foot down on the throat, but we didn’t execute well. You have got to back yourself to get 79 off the last 10, but you have to give credit to Narine.” West Indies captain Darren Sa ...
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Pollard leads West Indies to 264 against Kiwis
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Kieron Pollard hit a patient half-century as West Indies recovered from 105-5 to make 264 all out in the fourth one-day international against New Zealand at Warner Park on Saturday.
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Windies power past New Zealand in Florida Twenty20
Yahoo News - over 4 years
(Reuters) - Chris Gayle treated the locals to a thrilling show of hitting as the West Indies defeated an injury-hit New Zealand by 56 runs in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday. Gayle swashbuckled his way to 85 not out from 52 balls and received plenty of support from Kieron Pollard as the Windies amassed 209 runs for the loss of just two wickets after New Zealand had put them in to bat. Playing in front of a neutral crowd in the U.S. ...
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Windies crush Kiwis in Florida Twenty20
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West Indies crushed New Zealand by 56 runs in the first Twenty20 international on Saturday with Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle hitting impressive half-centuries.
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Alastair Cook steers England hosts to series win
Daily News Channel - over 4 years
England captain Alastair Cook scored 112 as cruised to an eight-wicket victory over West Indies in the one-day series match.Cook shared an opening stand of 122 with Ian Bell 53 and 81 with Jonathan Trott as the hosts chased down the tourists’ below-par 238-9 in 45 overs. Dwayne Bravo top-scored with 77 but the innings fizzled out in the last five overs with only 19 runs.Cook and Bell gave a masterclass in their total which never looked enough on a true pitch and in bright sunshine, and how to chase down a modest target, picking up singles off most balls and putting away any wayward deliveries for four. Cook was marginally the more aggressive, taking a particular liking to the off-spin of Sunil Narine, cracked for successive fours on either side.England were scoring at more than six runs per over when Bell, a centurion in the first match at the Rose Bowl, gifted his wicket to Darren Sammy with a loose drive to cover. As an England opener in successive one-day internationals , Coo ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kieron Pollard
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 26
    This can be rightly called as Pollard's best season till date. Similar to 2014 Mumbai had a forgettable start to the season managing only 1 win out of the first 6 matches.
    More Details Hide Details Pollard struck 70 runs off 48 balls with 7 boundaries and 5 sixes against Rajasthan but Mumbai lost the match. He followed it up with another 64 runs off just 34 balls smashing 5 sixes against Chennai but again Mumbai were unable to defend their total. Chasing against the Delhi Daredevils Pollard joined Rayudu and smashed a quck-fire 26* off just 14 balls and ensured victory. In the same week he smashed 49 off just 24 balls with 6 sixes but Mumbai were unable to chase RCB's mammoth total. In a must win game against Kolkata Pollard played a patient knock with Hardik Pandya and helped Mumbai reach 171. Yususf Pathan led the KKR chase with a brilliant half century and the equation was 12 runs required off the final over. Pollard with ball in his hand dismissed Pathan on the very first ball, conceded 6 runs in the next 2 balls but followed it up with 3 dot balls to help Mumbai to a crucial victory. In the first qualifier at Wankhede against the Super Kings Pollard helped Mumbai post a massive total of 187 with 17 ball 41 with 5 sixes and helped Mumbai reach the final. In the final against the same opposition at Eden Gardens, Pollard added 36 of just 18 balls and helped MI reach a massive total of 202. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai to win their 2nd IPL title. Pollard ended the tournament with 419 runs at SR of 163 and 28 sixes.
  • 2012
    Age 24
    In 2012 a sole Man of the match performance against Rajasthan Royals where he smashed a 33 ball 64 with 6 4s and 4 6s and followed it up with a career best 4-44in the 2nd innings.
    More Details Hide Details 2013 Pollard started the season strongly with a stellar knock of 57*off 38 balls with 5 sixes when Mumbai had lost. in the 2nd innings he picked up 1 wicket and a superb catch of MS Dhoni ensured Mumbai Indians victory. He was adjudged MOTM for his all round performance. Against the Royal Challengers Bangalore he propelled Mumbai to a competitive score with a 16 ball-34. Arguably one of Pollards best performances came against the Sunsrisers Hyderabad. With over 60 odd runs to chase in 4 overs pollard joined skipper Rohit Sharma and lit the Wankhede up with a splendid 66* off 27 balls.He hit 6 sixes in a span of 7 balls and led Mumbai to an emphatic victory. Pollard saved his best performance for the Final against Chennai.With Mumbai reeling at 52-4 Pollard fought back with a 60* of 32 balls to lead Mumbai to a competitive score of 148. In the 2nd innings he picked 1 wicket and Mumbai won their 1st IPL Title.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    In 2011 the only highlight was his brilliance in the field.
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  • 2010
    Age 22
    Kieron Pollard made his debut for Mumbai Indians on 17 March 2010 against the Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.It took a while for him to get off the blocks in his very first season.
    More Details Hide Details He however proved his moneys worth in the latter stages of the tournament with a blistering 13 ball 45 laced with 5 sixes and accounted for 2 run outs earning him his first MOTM performance. This was followed by a stellar performance against the Royal Challengers Banagalore in the semi final. Pollard smashed a quick fire 33* off 13 balls with 3 sixes and followed it up with 3 wickets and 1 run out.He was adjudged man of the match and his efforts propelled Mumbai Indians into the final for the very first time where they eventually lost to the Chennai Super Kings. 2011 and 2012 2010 season was followed by 2 mediocre seasons for Pollard.
    He also signed for Somerset County Cricket Club for the 2010 Friends Provident t20.
    More Details Hide Details Although named in the provisional 30-man squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Pollard failed to make the cut for the tournament. The absence of Pollard and Lendl Simmons from the West Indies performance squad in 2007–08 was described as "baffling" by Tony Cozier, describing how the pair "had been seemingly identified as among those for the future but have quickly been shunted aside." Pollard was disappointing as Trinidad and Tobago won the 2007–08 Stanford Twenty20, averaging nine from his three innings. Pollard was recalled to the West Indies ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. The match was rained off after 18.2 overs of the West Indian run-chase with Pollard not required to bat. He retained his place in the squad for the home series against Australia, but after scores of 11 and in the first two matches, he was dropped for the final three.
  • 2009
    Age 21
    Pollard's impressive performance in the 2009 Champions League Twenty20 and the Big Bash led to him being one of the most sought after players at the 2010 IPL auction.
    More Details Hide Details After some aggressive bidding, the Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore all bid the maximum allowed; $750,000. A 'silent-tiebreaker' was won by the Mumbai Indians. 2010
    After shining during the 2009 Champions League, he was signed by both the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty20 campaigns.
    More Details Hide Details He was the joint highest paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians. Pollard was born in Trinidad and Tobago, where he was raised, along with two younger sisters, in a poor home by his single mother. Speaking about it, Pollard reflects "It was pretty tough, it wasn't ideal getting up and your mum say 'We only have X amount of money'."
  • 2008
    Age 20
    The 2008–09 West Indies Cricket Board Cup saw an improvement in Pollard's bowling, as he claimed nine wickets in the competition with a bowling average of 14.22. An all-round performance against Jamaica in the semi-finals, in which he took three wickets and made 76, earnt Trinidad and Tobago a place in the final, and Pollard the man of the match award. In the 2009 Champions league T-20 for Trinidad & Tobago, Pollard hit 54 runs in just 18 balls in the 15th match against New South Wales in Hyderabad.
    More Details Hide Details This earned the man of the match award and his side a crucial win. His display of hitting was so impressive that NSW approached Pollard after the game and attempted to sign him for themselves. Pollard also represents the South Australian Redbacks in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 18
    Pollard made his senior debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the twenty20 competition against the Cayman Islands in July 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the tournament with a respectable return of six wickets, and starred in the semi-final against Nevis, scoring 83 runs off just 38 balls, an innings which included 7 sixes to book Trinidad and Tobago's place in the final. He made his first-class debut six months later against Barbados, and marked the occasion with a century. As in the Twenty20, his innings contained a large number of boundaries, with 86 of his 126 runs coming from either fours or sixes. A score of 46 not out on his List A debut ensured that Pollard was in the selector's minds for the upcoming World Cup, and he described it as "a dream come true" when he was selected in the provisional 30-man squad for the tournament. Pollard's "dream run" continued with half-centuries in both four-day and 50-over matches against Guyana, followed by his second first-class century, coming against the Leeward Islands. Against Jamaica, Pollard showed his bowling ability, claiming four wickets in his seven overs to claim his fifth man of the match award in his 15th major cricket match. Trinidad and Tobago remained unbeaten in the 2006–07 KFC Cup, beating Windward Islands in the final to claim the trophy. Pollard finished as the competition's leading run-scorer, making 261 runs from his seven innings at an average of over 40.
    During the 2006 English season he came to England to play for Haxey CC in Lincolnshire; he played five games for the club before he was recalled by Trinidad and Tobago to play in the Stanford Twenty20.
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    He was named in the West Indies squad for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup, held in Sri Lanka, where he only managed to make 19–runs in his four innings, though he did manage to take two wickets in a defeat to Australia.
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  • 2005
    Age 17
    After representing Trinidad and Tobago in the 2005 TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge, he was selected as part of the West Indies Under-19 cricket team to tour Pakistan.
    More Details Hide Details Pollard top-scored for the West Indies in the first youth One Day International (ODI), scoring 53 runs off 49 balls. Pollard made another half-century in the second match, but didn't manage to make double figures in either of last two games.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on May 12, 1987.
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