West Indies cricketer Kieron Pollard, who has remained absent from the West Indies’ cricketing schedules, has achieved a record which will make him rule the T20 cricket world. Pollard has now played in a total of 400 T20 matches, the highest number of T20s that any cricketer has played.
Playing in the Big Bash League with Adelaide Strikers, Pollard pipped his T20-fond teammates – Dwayne Bravo (372 T20s) and Chris Gayle (323 T20s) – for the first place.
Kieron Pollard had made his T20 cricket debut twelve years back, in 2006. Playing in an ever-increasing explosive form, Pollard has accumulated 7,830 runs till now, at an average of 30.11. Although the 30-year-old hasn’t scored any centuries yet, he has registered 39 half-centuries. Pollard, who seems to be a skilled all-rounder, has also bagged 243 wickets in his 12-year-long T20 career.
Kieron Pollard’s T20 runs are behind Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum
Interestingly, Kieron Pollard has played the highest number of matches, he is behind Chris Gayle and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum in regards of T20 runs. Pollard’s total of 7,830 runs are behind Chris Gayle’s 11,068 runs and Brendon McCullum’s 8,769 runs.
Kieron Pollard has played T20 cricket in the Indian Premier League as well, for Mumbai Indians where he was a prized asset. He was playing with Mumbai Indians when the franchise won it’s three IPL championship titles.
As reported by Cricket Country, the Trinidadian cricketer has also played for teams like Barbados Tridents, Trinidad & Tobago, Cape Cobras, Dhaka Dynamites, Dhaka Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Somerset and South Australia, among others, in his durable T20 career.
And now after having recorded the highest number of T20 matches in the world, Kieron Pollard will be riding on his explosive momentum as he enters the IPL player auction of the 11th season of the Indian T20 league. The player auction of the upcoming IPL season will take place on 27 and 28 January, and it will be a worth to watch which franchise is able to get their hands on Kieron Pollard, the T20 veteran.