New Delhi. Former West Indies cricketer Kieran Pollard is celebrating his 35th birthday today. This will be the fourth time in the history of IPL that the Mumbai team will play a match on his birthday. On the day of his birthday, the team of Mumbai Indians has not lost till date. Pollard has been playing for Mumbai continuously since 2010. He plays as an all-rounder. Apart from Pollard batting and bowling, there is also a tremendous fielder. He has taken many amazing catches in IPL. Talking about bowling, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa and AB de Villiers have become his victims most of the times. Today the match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. It will be interesting to see whether Pollard is able to give victory to the team on his birthday.
Currently, Mumbai’s performance in IPL 2022 has been very disappointing. The team is already out of the race for the playoffs. In this season, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians lost 8 matches in a row. Looking at the points table, Mumbai’s team is at number 10 with 4 points. Mumbai Indians have played 11 matches so far in IPL 2022 in which 2 have won and 9 have been lost. During this, Pollard also could not do anything special for his team.
These batsmen got the most dismissals
Kieran Pollard is a blazing batsman and a brilliant bowler. He has dismissed many cricket legends many times due to his medium pace bowling. MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Robin Uthappa and Virat Kohli have been dismissed the most times on his balls. In IPL, Pollard has shown the way to the pavilion 3-3 times to these four legends. This shows the level of player Pollard is. If we look at his overall record in IPL, Pollard has scored 3412 runs in 171 innings of 189 matches. Apart from this, he has also taken a total of 69 wickets in this league.
out of form pollard
Kieran Pollard is out of form in IPL 2022. He has been able to score only 144 runs in all the innings of 11 matches.. During this time his bat did not get a half-century. Not only this, he has also disappointed a lot in bowling. He has been able to take only 4 wickets in 11 matches. His poor performance had an impact on the team as well. This was the reason that the team of Mumbai Indians got out of the tournament long ago.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 16:38 IST