Giving Captaincy To Kieron Pollard Is A Step In Right Direction – Brian Lara
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, West Indies Cricket Board took the decision to give captaincy reigns to Kieron Pollard. He was nowhere near the ICC World Cup 2019 but soon after, he was asked to lead the team in shorter formats of the game. Meanwhile, Brian Lara believes it was the right decision from the respective board.
Kieron Pollard was named the captain of both ODIs and T20Is as West Indies announced their squads for the upcoming tour against Afghanistan to be played in Dehradun, India. Meanwhile, ex-skipper Jason Holder, who found a place in all three squads, will continue to lead the Test side.
Kieron Pollard has got some experience – Brian Lara
Speaking to scribes at the Road Safety World Series a T20 tournament where he will captain a West Indies side. He believes appointing Kieron Pollard as the ODI and T20I captain is “a step in the right direction,” but he has urged Cricket West Indies to focus more on developing players for Test cricket.Brian Lara. Credit: Getty Images
He quoted that Kieron Pollard has played the game of cricket in every part of the world. Thus, Brian Lara believes Pollard is the right candidate to make things fall in place.
”Jason Holder has always been the Test captain. The change, I suppose, is in the limited-overs game. Kieron Pollard has got some experience and I also believe that a captain is only as good as his team and the people who support him. I am sure, he will get the support. That’s where half of your job is done,” Brian Lara said.Kieron Pollard. Credit: IPL
”Tactically, he has played cricket all around and he understands what he needs to do, so it’s not a bad decision. He is committed to the West Indies cricket for a long period of time. It’s a step in the right direction. Let’s see how it goes,” he added to his lines.
Well, as Brian Lara said, Kieron Pollard has played his game across the world. He already worked with quite a few legendary players and coaches to understand the game like no other.