New Delhi. The ICC T20 World Cup is going to start from October 17 in the hosting of Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE). All the teams have also selected players for this global tournament. At present, many players are also trying their hands in IPL. Earlier, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has selected the top-5 players of the T20 format. Pollard has given place to only Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) from India in this team. Apart from Dhoni, Lasith Malinga, one of the great fast bowlers of Sri Lanka, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine of West Indies have also been included.
His teammate Chris Gayle is the first in the list of Pollard’s top-5 T20 cricketers. No one needs to say anything about the abilities of the ‘Universe Boss’ as he gives answers to bowlers and opponents with his bat. Gayle has a total of 1854 runs in 74 T20 Internationals. He has scored 14,276 runs in 448 matches in all T20s including franchise cricket and is the top scorer in this format. Pollard selected Sri Lankan legend Malinga at number two. Malinga has taken a total of 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals.
He said in a video shared on behalf of the ICC, ‘First of all, Christopher Henry Gayle, Universe Boss, obviously more than 14 thousand runs in T20 cricket, then I will definitely keep him at number-1. Second yorker king Lasith Malinga.
As a spinner, Pollard chose Sunil Narine of the West Indies. Mystery spinner, who knows how to dodge the opposition batsmen with his bowling. Narine is the third highest wicket-taker in T20 with 419 wickets in 379 matches. For the wicketkeeper, Pollard chose MS Dhoni, one of the best finishers in the world. Former India captain Dhoni scored 6905 runs in 344 matches in the shortest format. Pollard called Dhoni a great finisher. Pollard then selected himself in the team for the fifth and last place and said that he has tremendous T20 records. Pollard has so far scored 11,223 runs in T20s and has 300 wickets in his name.