West Indian all-rounder, Kieron Pollard powered his team Mumbai Indians to victory over Kings XI Punjab last night as he hammered 31-ball 83.
The big hitter, who last played an international match for West Indies was back in 2016, however, he is confident that he can make it to the West Indies squad for Cricket World Cup which starts from May 31.
The hopes are still alive for Pollard as well as other veterans Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, DJ Bravo, Sunil Narine with the change of leadership at the West Indies Cricket Board.
After his match winning knock in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pollard said:
There has been a lot of turmoil in West Indies cricket over the last couple of years. We have seen in the last couple of weeks there’s a change. There’s people there who have the job to select and whatever and let’s see how that goes. As I said, I’m 31 years, Chris Gayle is still playing, he’s 39, and he’s whacking it all around.
Earlier, these players were sidelined due to various reasons as the cricket board resorted to giving youngsters a chance instead of continuing with the pros.
Former West Indian cricketer, Ricky Skerritt took over Dave Cameron as the head of Cricket West Indies following an 8-4 victory in the elections.
Pollard is hopeful of a return to West Indies team following his brilliant form in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 and now he’s playing very well at the IPL 2019.
Talking about the other possible names in contention for the World Cup call-up, Pollard said that Sunil Narine, Andre Russel, and Chris Gayle are playing really well.
If these names return to the West Indies side, it will be a formidable team and the one to look out for.