The journey of the Indian Premier League 2022 so far has been no less than a nightmare for Kieron Pollard. This all-rounder cricketer has so far struggled to score runs and has not been able to do wonders in bowling either. Pollard said goodbye to international cricket in the middle of IPL 2022 season, now there is only one question on everyone’s tongue whether Pollard will be seen playing in IPL next year? Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop believes that Pollard still has a lot of cricket left in him. According to Bishop, he can still be expected to play well.
Bishop said on ESPNcricinfo, ‘Pollard has to raise his game again. This is very important as he sees his future in this game. People believe that he is finished as a player but I don’t even want to go there. He can start afresh. After 11 matches in IPL 2022, Pollard has scored only 144 runs at an average of 14.40 and a strike rate of 107.46. This strike rate is the lowest for him in any IPL season.
A strike rate of less than 130 in this tournament was only in 2011 for him. Pollard will turn 35 on Thursday. He has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians team since 2010 and has also played a big role in Mumbai Indians’ five winning campaigns. “He has reposed faith in one of his great players and shown loyalty to him,” Bishop said. We all have a lot to remember, be it in the media or supporters. Pollard has contributed whenever Mumbai Indians have won the title. 420 runs at an average of 42 in 2013 and above 30 in 2019 and 2020 when his strike rate used to be 160 and 190 (156.74 in 2019 and 191.42 the next year). As a franchisee, you will remember such things and give them plenty of opportunities.