West Indian Pollard joins South Australia for T20 series
Explosive West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard has signed for South
Australia to play in their Twenty20 "Big Bash" campaign in
December-January, team officials said on Thursday.
Pollard, 22, joins Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi in the Redbacks'
ranks for the series of matches against the other Australian state
The towering Pollard is a big-hitting right-hander who also bowls
medium pace and was impressive in the recent Twenty20 Champions League
for Trinidad and Tobago in India.
He was largely responsible for Trinidad and Tobago's preliminary
match victory over the New South Wales Blues with 54 runs off 18
deliveries. Pollard clubbed 14 sixes overall in the competition and has
an impressive Twenty20 strike rate of 143. "We have been talking with
Pollard for a while, even before his match-winning efforts in the
Champions League, and we were thrilled to secure his signature," South
Australia Cricket Association high performance manager Jamie Cox said.
"The addition of both Shahid Afridi and Kieron Pollard will add an
explosive dimension to the Redbacks' Twenty20 Big Bash campaign this
"Pollard's addition to the Redbacks squad will provide fans with a
fantastic opportunity to watch one of the most exciting ball strikers in
the game today." Sydney, AFP