Kieron Pollard Likely to be the new ODI limited-overs captain for West Indies
According to a report in the Guardian of Trinidad and Tobago, the board of directors of Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Saturday, decided to appoint Kieron Pollard as captain of the West Indies team at T20I and ODI. This decision to fire Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as skippers of the ODI and T20 teams came after a poor performance by the team and the captains.
The report indicates that the selection committee proposed Pollard as captain and at the time of the vote, it gained the support of six directors. Pollard’s last ODI was in 2016. After that, he was not given the opportunity to play for the national team. On the recently concluded West India tour, he was given a shot at the T20 series in which he was the only player from the West Indies to flourish against India.
At the ODI, the mighty Trinitense has played 101 games and scored 2289 runs at an average of 25.71 with three centuries and nine fifties along with 50 wickets. While, in T20Is, he has scored 903 runs in 62 games with an average of 21.50 and has caught 23 wickets.