T20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been appointed as the West Indies captain for the limited overs format, ODI and T20. Cricket West Indies President, Ricky Skerritt made this official announcement in a press conference in Trinidad, with Pollard by his side.
Although the big hitting all-rounder hasn’t played 50-over cricket for more than three years now, he replaced Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as the skippers of the white ball format (ODI and T20I).
The 32-year-old has played 101 ODI’s, scoring 2,289 runs at an average of 25.71 with three centuries, nine fifties and has taken 50 wickets too. In T20I’s, he has played 62 matches, scoring 903 runs at an average of 21.50 while picking up 23 wickets.
During the World Cup ’19 held in England and Wales, West Indies finished ninth among the ten teams. After that tournament, they played against India and failed to register even a single win in the three T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches. This led the country’s cricket association to make the decision of selecting a new captain for the team.
So, now Pollard’s opening assignment as captain starts against Afghanistan in November in India, where they will play three T20Is, three ODIs and one Test match.