Mumbai: After a series loss against India at home, West Indies will look to improve their performance as they are touring Afghanistan that will start from November 6. Starting with 3 ODI’s and 3 T20I’s. They will play 1st ODI at Lucknow today i.e 6th November at 2 pm. With Kieron Pollard to lead this West Indies side, former West Indies, Sir Vivian Richards backed Pollard in his first assignment as 50 over the captain.
While talking with ESPNCricInfo Richards quoted, “I’ve always admired his captaincy, I’ve always felt that when he played the first CPL T20 at home, he was the best captain.” Later he added, “I think Barbados Tridents went on to win it [in 2014], and he was the best captain in my opinion, more proactive than the rest of the captains we would have seen. I think he’s in a good place.”
Pollard last played his ODI match long back in October 2016 against Pakistan. His last domestic appearance was a year ago, for Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-final of the 2018 Super50 Cup.
“It’s about getting yourself fit, and there are enough good players around him that can help out as well. I think he’s a guy that will get himself to match fitness,” said Richards.
West Indies ODI squad:
Kieron Pollard (CPT), Shai Hope(wk), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, and Romario Shepherd.