Biography of Kieron Pollard:- Kieron Pollard is just another tall, strong, and talented guy from the Caribbean. He is acknowledged for his strong arms, long sixes, and acrobatic fielding, the reason Pollard is one of the safest bet for T20 cricket. He was born on 12 May 1987 in Trinidad, he grew up there. Later on, Pollard went on to become the Caribbeans’ most anticipated all-rounders.
Biography of Kieron Pollard
- Born:- 12 May 1987 (age 30), Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago
- Height:- 1.96 m
- Spouse:- Jenna Ali (m. 2012)
- T20I Debut:- 20 June 2008 v
- ODI Debut:- 10 April 2007 v
- Last ODI:- 5 October 2016 v Pakistan
His strong arms and great posture helped him make a six out of the most complicated deliveries on any surface that is why Pollard was one of the champions listed by DJ Bravo. With his demand in IPL and other cricket leagues as one of the most expensive all-rounders, he satisfied his bosses most of the times with the heroic wins just by playing his natural shots out of the park. Apart from showing it big-time in International cricket, Pollard was always the biggest hit of International Cricket leagues all over the world. As a limited-overs specialist, Kieron Pollard was aggressive in his attitude, he at times was involved in few ugly fights ruining the nature of the game of cricket at the same time. Apart from playing in cricket leagues i.e. IPL and CPL, Pollard wasn’t impressive enough while playing for his national team. The biography of Kieron Pollard is tremendously stacked up with him playing cricket everywhere in the world and showing a heroic yet arrogant attitude towards the opponents, thanks to his ability to hit big all the time.
Kieron Pollard Stats & Records
Kieron wasn’t interested in playing for ODI and Test team as it became his lifestyle to last for few overs rather than playing for five days straight or surviving intense 50-over sessions. In only 101 ODIs Pollard played, he scored a little more than 2200 runs with an average of 25.71, that included his 3 tons and 9 half-centuries, his highest score was 119. Pollard took 50 wickets with a bowling average of 38.11 making it decent with such a batting average. In 50 T20i matches so far, Kieron Pollard made 44 appearances mostly coming at number 6, he scored 742 runs with an average 21.82 scoring 2 fifties in the process. In thebowling department, Kieron Pollard took 23 wickets with the best bowling figures of 3/30 and an economy of 8.23. Pollard is yet to debut in Test cricket, though he played 27 first-class games and scored 1600 runs at an average of 37.71, much better than his ODI average, he scored 4 centuries and 7 fifties with the best score of 174 along with 14 wickets.
International & League Career
Before making his International debut in 2007, Pollard was part of the Under-19 squad that toured Pakistan in 2005. He was the top-scorer of the first 50-over match. In 2006, Pollard was selected for the squad, he couldn’t make a huge impact. In the same year, Pollard joined English County Club Haxey Cricket Club, later he played for T&T CC in July 2006. In the next two years, Pollard remained the key player for Trinidad and Tobago that led to his selection in ODI team. In April, Pollard was given ODI cap against South Africa. He was in and out of the team for the rest of the years. Still he managed to make his place permanent in many cricket clubs. In 2007, Kieron Pollard had a brilliant summer season in England. For Stanford Superstars, Kieron played some stunning shots and took crucial wickets to help them win the final match with his key wickets getting out Flintoff and Luke Wright and registering a historical victory over English team.
Kieron Pollard made his IPL debut in 2010, thanks to his perfectness in all the three departments of thegame in the previous CLT20 in 2009. After a furious bidding between 4 teams, Mumbai Indians won Kieron Pollard after a tie-breaker. His 45 runs off 13 balls in the first season of IPL were enough to prove his worth, it was followed by a good inning against RCB making it to the finals for the first time for Mumbai Indians. He remained with MI for the rest of the seasons winning hearts and Man of the Match awards regularly for the franchise. In 2013, Pollard’s inning while chasing down a bigger total with few wickets in hand became the memorable event. Along with Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard did it with the help of 6 sixes in seven balls, the most devastating performance by Pollard. In the final match, Pollard was again the savior needed by Mumbai Indians when he cruised Mumbai Indians to their first-ever IPL title.
In 2015, Mumbai Indians retained Pollard for the sixth consecutive season, he paid them back by his stunning knocks. His bat was raining sixes all the time whenever Pollard came on strike. He did most of the damage with the bat, the high-flying perfect long sixes were regular in his innings. A little bit was also done with the ball, his fielding capabilities stood unmatchable in the whole tournament. Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title, this time again the primary architect was Pollard with his 28 sixes in the tournament.
In 2016, Kieron Pollard the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League. He was bought by Karachi Kings in 2016, Karachi finished 4th in the tournament. He was retained by the franchise for 2017 season of PSL where he scored some match-winning knocks as Karachi stood at 3rd place. His match-winning six against Lahore Qalandars off last delivery when 4 runs were needed in a must-win game earned him Man of the Match award.
Kieron Pollard Family & Personal Life
Kieron Pollard hailed from a poor background, he was born to a single mother and lived a less-fortunate life before becoming a superstar. His mother Hazel-Ann Pollard raised him well with fewer resources. Pollard married Jenna Ali on August 25, 2012. Kieron and Jenna are blessed with a boy Kaiden Pollard. Pollard always accompany his wife and son to the IPL and International tours.