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Cricket West Indies name Kieron Pollard as limited-overs skipper

Cricket West Indies (CWI) have sacked both Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder as the T20I and ODI skippers and have named Kieron Pollard as the new man to lead the team in both formats.

The decision came following West Indies’ dismal show at the World Cup and a complete whitewash at the hands of India at home in both T20I and ODI series. 

According to a report in the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, the decision was taken by the CWI Board of Directors during the first day of their two-day regular quarterly meeting in Port of Spain. The report mentioned that the selection committee had proposed Pollard’s name. Moreover, six directors voted in favour of him while the other six abstained.

The 32-year-old played in the recent T20I series against India but last played an ODI back in 2016. He was named as a reserve for the 2019 World Cup squad but didn’t get a chance to feature.

He has played in 101 ODIs and scored 2289 runs at an average of 25.71. That also includes three centuries and nine fifties. In addition to that, he has 50 ODI wickets to his name as well. As far as T20Is are concerned, Pollard has 903 runs to his name at an average of 21.50 in a total of 62 matches. And he has 23 scalps on top of that.

West Indies will play against Afghanistan next at Dehradun on November 5. The tour will include three T20Is, an equal number of ODIs and a one-off Test.

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